Excellent early map, based upon Louis Hennepin's seminal map. This map has terrific merit from the Mississipp and the Great Lakes eastward to the eastern seaboard. Along the Mississippi, it provies excellent details of Indian Villages in the Upper Mississippi Valley along with settlements all the way down, although the mouth of the River is pushed far to the west of its true course, consistent with the error on the Hennepin map. A a result, the mouth of the Mississippi is in Texas. The Great Lakes are treated in a massive, exaggerated form. Fort Miamis is shown near present day Chicago. A course from the Mississippi to Lac Illinois (Michigan) is shown, with only a short portage. A number of early placenames and Indian Tribes are shown in and around the Great Lakes region. The course of the Hohio (Ohio) River is truly fascinating, beginning in modern day Arkansas and extending nearly due east in the direction of the Chesapeake, following the Mons Apalache (Appalachian Mountains), which extend west to the Iowa Illinois border. The massive lake first seen on the LeMoyne map is still present. Several early settlements in the interior of the Southeast include Vitacucho, Tascaluca (Tuscalosa), Edelano (Georgia), and Pouhantan (on the Chesapeake), as well as Cap Carlos (Tampa), Cap Floride (Miami), Cap Canaveral, St. Augustin and St. Matheo. Cape Cod is Hollandia and Lang Eyland (Long Island NY) is an island. Scarce and desireable early Hennepin variant.
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1737 J.F. Bernard
Le Cours du Fleuve Missisipi, selon les Relations les plus moderns. A Amsterdam chez J.F. Bernard . . . 1737