JCB Map Collection
Cabinet B674 / 1 Ms.
Nouvelle Decouverte de plusieurs Nations Dans la Nouvelle France en l'année 1673 et 1674
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manuscript, hand coloring
Map of North America showing the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence and Mississippi rivers, and the northwest coast as part of the Glacial Sea. Includes locations of Native American villages.
Kaufman, K. Mapping of the Great Lakes, No. 8; John Carter Brown Library, Annual Reports, 1913, p. 21-22
As he was returning to Montreal after having explored the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, Joliet lost all of his records when his boat overturned in the St. Lawrence River within sight of Montreal. Shortly afterwards, he drew this map from memory.Item was removed from the Atlas du Canada assembled by Henry Harrisse.