By: Henri Abraham Chatelain
Date: 1719 (published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 14.5 x 18 inches (36.8 x 45.7 cm)
This is an authentic antique map of French Canada, and the Great Lakes region from just west of the Mississippi to the Atlantic. The map was created by Henri Chatelain as part of his 7 volume atlas published out of Amsterdam in 1719.
This is a fascinating map that displays loads of information pertinent to early 18th century fur trappers, traders, and settlers. From the delineated limits of French Canada, just south of the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay, the map notes locations of Native American tribes, French forts (both active and abandoned), French and English villages, numerous river crossings, and other essential travel information.
Surrounding the map are several panels of French text. The panels to the left list all the tribes by region and the various languages they speak. Below the map are names on all the animals, insects, fish, birds, fruits and trees indigenous to the Great Lakes region. Finally, the panels to the right list goods that can be traded with the Native Americans as well as various animal skins and parts with their associated value.
Ref: Kershaw 307; Plate 200
Condition: Map is in A condition, with full margins and a nice impression over clean paper. The map is presented in its original uncolored state.
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