• Creator
  • Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
  • Created Date
  • 1744-1744
  • Description
  • Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.; Prime meridian: Paris.; Karpinski, L. Bibliography of the printed maps of Michigan 1804-1880, no. LV. 29 x 46 cm.; 1 map. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin was Hydrographe du roi, and chief hydrographic engineer of the Depot des cartes, plans et journaux du Ministère de la Marine. Bellin's Carte des lacs du Canada was drawn to illustrate the work of Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, a Jesuit explorer and his... more
    Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.; Prime meridian: Paris.; Karpinski, L. Bibliography of the printed maps of Michigan 1804-1880, no. LV. 29 x 46 cm.; 1 map. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin was Hydrographe du roi, and chief hydrographic engineer of the Depot des cartes, plans et journaux du Ministère de la Marine. Bellin's Carte des lacs du Canada was drawn to illustrate the work of Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, a Jesuit explorer and historian. Charlevoix, in his work Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France II, describes four mythical islands in Lake Superior. Thus, Bellin holds the dubious distinction of being the first to have inserted these mythical islands of Philippeaux, Maurepas, Pontchartrain, and Ste. Anne within Lake Superior. The map also shows European settlements, forts, missions and Indian villages. References: Schwartz, Seymour I. And Ralph E. Ehrenberg. 1980. The Mapping of America. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. p. 160-162. French, Josephine. Ed. 1999. Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers. Rev. ed. Tring, England: Map Collector Publications. p.116-117. Ca. 1:4,000,000. [Paris : s.n.], 1744. less