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Carte du Fonds de la Baye de Hudson : que les Anglois appellent Baye James (1744)

Date: 1744
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
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Scale: 1:3,400,000 Echelle de Lieues Marines de France
Access: web
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Scarce 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 http://go.utlib.ca/cat/4047936
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Explorations in northern Canada and adjacent portions of Greenland and Alaska (1904)

Date: 1904
Creator: James White, F.R.G.S Geographer
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Scale: 1:4,500,000
Access: web
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27 coastal sections with names of explorers; tracks of expedition; North Pole
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Map of Canada showing historic forts & trading posts (1670-01-01, 1857-01-01)

Date: 1670-01-01, 1857-01-01
Creator: Ernest Voorhis
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Scale: 1:6,336,000
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out of copyright. Shows location of forts and trading posts, numbered according to index in accompanying text.
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Map of Eastern Labrador (1906)

Date: 1906
Creator: Mrs. Leonidas Hubbard, Jr.
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Scale: 1:1,584,000 or 25 statute miles to an inch
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Map of Eastern Labrador Showing Grand Lake and the courses of the Nascaupee and George Rivers as surveyed and mapped, June 27 to August 27, 1905 by Mrs. Leonidas Hubbard, Jr. with the Susan and Big Rivers Showing the route of Mr. Leonidas Hubbard, Jr. in the Summer of 1903
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Map to accompany J.W. McLaggan's report of exploration in Saskatchewan and the N.W. Territories (1907)

Date: 1907
Creator: Surveyor General
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Scale: 1:792 000
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Accompanies: Annual report of the Surveyor General, 1906-1907. To accompany the report of J.W. McLaggan. Map and Data Library copy: Lacks accompanying text.
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Mr. A.D. Moodie's Exploration from Etoimami to The Pas (1907)

Date: 1907
Creator: Surveyor General
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Scale: 1:380,160
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Accompanies: Annual report of the Surveyor General, 1906-1907. To accompany the report of A.D. Moodie.
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Mr. P. G. Stewart's Exploration on the West Side of the C. N. Ry. from Etoimami to The Pas (1907)

Date: 1907
Creator: Surveyor General
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Mr. P. G. Stewart's exploration on the west side of the C. N. Ry. from Etoimami to The Pas along the second meridian, in Saskatchewan. Accompanies: Annual report of the Surveyor General, 1906-1907. To accompany the report of P. G. Stewart.
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Peter Pond, fur trader & explorer [Maps] (1955)

Date: 1955
Creator: Henry R. Wagner
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Reproductions of maps created by Peter Pond (1740-1807) fur trader and explorer. The accompanying book has not been scanned. [Showing Pacific Ocean, Artic Circle, Hudson Bay, Great Lakes.] Map One Copy of map presented to the Congress by Peter Pond, March 1785.
Map Two Copy of a map presented by Peter Pond to Lord Hamilton April 1785.
Map Three Map prepared by Peter Pond for presentation to the Empress of Russia, July 1787.
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Peter Pond, fur trader & explorer [Maps] (1955)

Date: 1955
Creator: Henry R. Wagner
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Reproductions of maps created by Peter Pond (1740-1807) fur trader and explorer. The accompanying book has not been scanned. [Showing Pacific Ocean, Artic Circle, Hudson Bay, Great Lakes.] Map One Copy of map presented to the Congress by Peter Pond, March 1785.
Map Two Copy of a map presented by Peter Pond to Lord Hamilton April 1785.
Map Three Map prepared by Peter Pond for presentation to the Empress of Russia, July 1787.
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The Newberry Library Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms (2003)

Date: 2003
Creator: Newberry Library
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Access: CD-ROM[389]
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From CD-ROM: \"This resource for K-12 teachers and students developed by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library is designed to bring historically significant map documents into your classroom. Inside are high quality images of historic map documents that illustrate the geographical dimensions of American history.Each map is accompanied by lesson plans written for four grade levels and designed to support a variety of social studies, history, and geography curricula.Made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, promoting excellence in the humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Web Site do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.\"
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