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Title Plan du Fort Frontenac ou Cataracouy
Cartographer Chaussegros de Léry, Gaspard-Joseph (1682-1756)
Document Type Map
Description Details Fort Frontenac (previously the Indian village of Cataraqui), later to become the site of Kingston in Ontario. Includes the footprints of the fort and its well, gardens, outbuildings, stone kiln, adjacent Indian cabins, and a pictorial drawing (45 x 110 mm): Elevation des cabannes sauvages.
Places Fort Frontenac, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Keywords France, New France, fort, colonialism, white settlement, settlement, white settlers, Indian removal, housing
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 489 x 687 mm, on sheet 562 x 738 mm.

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

Additional Information

Possibly by Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry; see description and reproduction in Buisseret, David, Mapping the French empire in North America (Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1991), pp. [44]-45, no. 20.

Sheet 108 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 108
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue