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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

SKU: 2212
  • Title

     Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

  • Map Maker Specifics

    J. Homann Heirs reissue of Bellin, 1755, Nurnberg

  • Size

    17 x 21.5 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Nearly fine.  Colored, Wide margins, slight soiling.

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