• Creator
  • Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
  • Created Date
  • 1650-1650
  • Description
  • Prime meridian: [Ferro].; Relief shown pictorially. 39 x 55 cm.; 1 map; hand colored. This was the first published map to show of all five Great Lakes in their proper geographical relation to one another. Sanson compiled this map from a variety of sources. These include, for the region of the Great Lakes, geographical knowledge gained by French Jesuit missionaries and explorers such as Jean Nicolet who penetrated into the Green Bay region circ... more
    Prime meridian: [Ferro].; Relief shown pictorially. 39 x 55 cm.; 1 map; hand colored. This was the first published map to show of all five Great Lakes in their proper geographical relation to one another. Sanson compiled this map from a variety of sources. These include, for the region of the Great Lakes, geographical knowledge gained by French Jesuit missionaries and explorers such as Jean Nicolet who penetrated into the Green Bay region circa 1634. Sanson is considered the founder of the French school of geography of the seventeenth century. References: Heidenreich, Conrad E. 1980. "Mapping the Great Lakes: The Period of Exploration, 1603-1700." Cartographica 17, no. 4: 32-64. Heidenreich, Conrad E. and Edward H. Dahl. 1980. "The French Mapping of North America in the Seventeenth Century." The Map Collector no. 13: 2-11. Kellogg, Louise Phelps. 1925. The French Régime in Wisconsin and the Northwest. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Ca. 1:21,000,000. Chez L'auteur et chez Pierre Mariette (Paris). less