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Guillaume De L'Isle:  Carte Du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France et des Decouvertes qui y ont ete faits . . . 1703

Maps of the American Plains (Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota)


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Title: Carte Du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France et des Decouvertes qui y ont ete faits . . . 1703

Map Maker: Guillaume De L'Isle

Place / Date: Paris / 1703 (1708)

Coloring: Outline Color

Size: 25.5 x 20 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,400.00

Inventory ID: 42950


Description:

Nice example of De L'Isle's seminal map of Canada, the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.

This is the first printed map to locate Detroit, first issued only 2 years after the founding of the Village by Cadillac. De L'Isle studied at the French Maritime Ministry from 1700 to 1703, during which time he took extensive notes on the work of the Jesuit Missionaries, including Franquelin, Jolliet and others. Karpinski notes that the fruits of De L'Isle's substantial efforts are born out by the great improvements in the mapping of the 5 Great Lakes and other parts of the map.

The information reported by Lahontan is in evidence in the Western part of the map, and discussed in a lengthy annotation. Excellent detail on the sources of the Mississippi and the regions around the Hudson and the Great Lakes.


References: Karpinski p.40 and XXXI, Tooley p.20, Kershaw, 310, Schwartz pl. 80.


Related Categories:
Maps of Canada
Maps of Midwest America (Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio)
Maps of the American Plains (Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota)