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Auction 181, Lot 122

"Partie Occidentale du Canada, Contenant les Cinq Grands Lac, avec les Pays Circonvoisins", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Colonial Great Lakes

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 8.2 inches
31.5 x 20.8 cm

This is one of the most interesting maps of the Great Lakes, depicting frontier forts, missions, and fur trade routes. It covers the region from James Bay south to show Ft. St. Louis, and from Lake Ontario through the Great Plains. It contains numerous Indian tribe names and forts including Detroit, St. Louis, Toronto, and Chicagou. Lake Superior contains Isle Royale, as well as the phantom islands of St. Anne, Maurepas and Ponchartrain, which were reported by the Jesuit explorer Charlevoix. The Keweenaw Peninsula is noted as Pt. de Kiaonan. The source of the Mississippi is noted as inconnue or unknown. This is the final state without Bonne's name in the title.


Condition: A+

A fine example.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/10/2021