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Title Carte du Canada et des découvertes vers le lac d'Erié
Cartographer Galinée, René Brehan de (d.1678); Dollier de Casson, François (1636-1701); Margry, Pierre (1818-1894)
Document Type Map
Description Tracing made ca. 1850 by historian Pierre Margry from 1670 manuscript map by Sulpician missionary René Brehan de Galinée, who accompanied Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle for part of his 1669 expedition. Shows Galinée's route from Montreal along the St. Lawrence River to the southern coast of Lake Ontario, the northern coast of Lake Erie, the eastern coast of Lake Huron, through Lake Nipissing and the French and Ottawa Rivers back to Montreal. Identifies portages, Indian villages and place names, and natural resources.
Names Cavelier, Robert, Sieur de La Salle
Places Montreal, St Lawrence River, Quebec, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Nipissing, French River, Ottawa River, Canada
Keywords France, New France, exploration, colonialism, river, lake, settlement
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description 1 manuscript map: on sheet 623 x 1,288 mm.
Additional Information

Traced from original manuscript map (now lost), possibly from the Service Hydgrographique archives in Paris. The map accompanied a manuscript report submitted by Galinée and fellow missionary François Dollier de Casson to New France intendant Jean Talon. Galinée's report, now in the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), was edited by Margry in his Découvertes et établissements des français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amerique Septentrionale v. 1 (Paris: Jouaust, 1876), pp. 101-166. Report translated in James H. Coyne, Exploration of the Great Lakes by Dollier de Casson and De Bréhant de Galinée (Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records v. 4, 1903); includes description of variant manuscript copies and reproductions of the map and English translations of notes appearing on map.

Map title from Coyne, p. 78.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Map8F Ayer MS map 42
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue