Partie de la Nouvelle France
Partie de la Nouvelle France

The first printed information… On the geography of the region to the north and west of Lake Superior (Kershaw). Partie de la Nouvelle France.. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS — NO REPRODUCTIONS. This important map of Canada by the French cartographer Jaillot, published in the midst of King Williams War, the first in a series of colonial wars fought between New France and New England and respective allies. It focuses on French possessions, and identifies the Hudsons Bay Company forts taken by the French Fort Nelson, Moose River, Rupert House, and Albany Fort. Kershaw writes that the map offers the first printed information, however tenuous, on the geography of the region to the north and west of Lake Superior, relating in fact to present day Lake Winnipeg. He points out that Jaillot has used the correct English version for the shape of Hudson Bay, and plots Port Nelson in roughly the correct location. Furthermore, Jaillot shows two large but unnamed lakes towards the source of the Nelson River which can be interpreted as Lake Winnipeg, and he gives a creditable version of Lake Nipigon The river to the south of Port Nelson is the first indication of the Hayes River system, and the relationship between the Ottawa River and Lakes Nipissing, Timiskaming and Abitibi is clarified for the first time. Similarly, the canoe route via the Saguenay River, Lac St. Jean and Lac Timagaming to James Bay is shown clearly on a printed map for the first time Kershaw, p. This is the second state of the map, with the 1685 date altered to 1695 in the scale of miles cartouche. 72.4 x 54 cm 28.5 x 21. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. The item “Partie de la Nouvelle France” is in sale since Thursday, July 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps”. The seller is “neatlinemaps” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Alexis Hubert Jaillot
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Format: 72.4 x 54 cm (28.5 x 21. 3 in)
  • Year: 1695
  • City: Paris
  • Country/Region: United States
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