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The map covers an area from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake of the Woods and from Cape Cod to the Rio Grande. The colonial possessions of France, England and Spain are coloured differently. The map is well annotated with explorers' routes outlined. Numerous settlements named. Some of the Native American tribes are indentified including: the Sioux, the Miami's, Iroquois, the Conchatez, the Cheraqui, the Quicapou. Various homes and buildings represented, including Fort St. Louis, the Route of de SotoWheat, Transmississippi West 144.
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Credit Library and Archives Canada.
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Relief shown pictorially.
Includes an uncolored title cartouche, which shows Father Louis Hennepin with allegorical figures related to the exploration of the New World and below them a famous view of Niagara Falls. Also includes an uncolored vignette, of buffalo flanked by Indians.
Homann dedicated this map to the French priest Louis Hennepin, who explored the Great Lakes regions and claimed to have reached the mouth of the Mississippi River. The dedication is actually a reinforcement of French proprietorship of the Louisiana region. Hennepin also claimed to have made the first drawing of Niagara Falls, an accomplishment recognized on the map by the inclusion of a much-copied view of the falls pictured below the title cartouche featuring Hennepin.
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Phillips, Entry 622, vol.1, no 139.
Availability of other formats note
1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. United States - Louisiana - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Louisiana - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. Florida - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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