Carte du Fonds de la Baye de Hudson : que les Anglois appellent Baye James

Temporal Extent (Data Date)1744
Publication Date1744-01-01
Data/Image Set Access Download
Listing in Geoportal?NO
Method of Accessweb
Data CreatorBellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Scale1:3,400,000 Echelle de Lieues Marines de France
DescriptionScarce map of the Hudson Bay, from Charlevoix's Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France. In 1720 the Duke of Orleans sent the Jesuit scholar and explorer Pierre François-Xavier de Charlevoix to America to record events in New France and Louisiana and determine the best route to the Pacific Ocean. Charlevoix gathered geographic information from fur traders in Quebec and traveled through the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi River. After he returned to France, Charlevoix published his views on North America in his Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France, which has become one of the most important works on North America during the period prior to the French & Indian (Seven Years) War.

Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of Charlevoix’s Histoire et description générale and recommended it, along with the accounts of Hennepin and Lahontan, as a “particularly useful species of reading.” He referred to Charlevoix’s book as he developed his own ideas of Louisiana and the Northwest.

From the book Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France

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Price for Use? None
Call NumberG3482 .J3 3400 B2-Rare
Catalogue Record
Who Can Use Data? PUBLIC
Entry Date 2012-06-05
Geography Covered / HUDSON BAY
Formats / JPEG / ZOOMIFY

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