Bellin's map, reissued by Homann heirs, of the Great Lakes region is a cartographic landmark. It introduces the islands in Lake Superior, some of which do not exist, which would remain on maps for about a century. The map captures the French knowledge of this region via explorers -- the river systems, French forts and settlements, and some Indian Villages.
1755 Homann Landmark Map of the Great Lakes
Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada
Map Maker Specifics
J. Homann Heirs reissue of Bellin, 1755, Nurnberg
17 x 21.5 in. plus margins
Nearly fine. Colored, Wide margins, slight soiling.