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Title Plan de Missilimakinak avec la description de la route du Missisipi; Idée de la situation du fort de Chambly, et des ses environs; Idée du fort de Frontenac et de ses environs
Document Type Map
Description Details the Straits of Mackinac region, including the fort and Indian village at St Ignace and the fort established across the Straits at latter-day Mackinaw City; 16 lines of accompanying notes mention the presence of 600 couriers de bois in 1716. On same sheet with maps of the Fort Chambly in Québec and Fort Frontenac (later the site of Kingston, Ontario).
Places Chambly, Quebec, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Straits of Mackinac, Mackinaw City, St Ignace, Michigan, United States
Keywords France, New France, fort, colonialism, white settlement, settlement, white settlers, trade, fur trade, fur trader
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description

3 manuscript maps: hand-coloured; 270 x 178 mm and smaller, on sheet 560 x 374 mm.

Pen-and-ink and watercolour (green, grey, brown, yellow, red); mounted on cloth.

Additional Information

Scales not given.

Sheet 109 of 115 numbered leaves in the Cartes Marines Manuscript Map Collection, detailing French colonial interests worldwide. Compiled c.1640-c.1726, probably under the direction of prominent members of the Besenval family, who served as high military officers and diplomats for the French crown, the maps detail French colonial interests in the style of military and naval cartographers. Most sheets are anonymous and undated. Bound together in 1727 as an atlas comprised of 117 numbered leaves; maps later disbound and mounted on cloth. All sheets are drawn with pen-and-ink and watercolour; most were previously folded. Each leaf catalogued individually.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 30 sheet 109
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue