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BELLIN, J.N. / HOMAN, J.B. - Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou de Canada.

BELLIN, J.N. / HOMAN, J.B. - Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou de Canada.
Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou de Canada. - BELLIN, J.N. / HOMAN, J.B.
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Title : Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou de Canada..
Map maker : BELLIN, J.N. / HOMAN, J.B..
Date : Nuremberg, 1755.
Size : 16.7 x 21.3 inches. / 42.3 x 54.0 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :An important and influential map of the Great Lakes region during the time of French colonial occupation. This map was originally engraved by Jacques Bellin in 1745, however, the plate for this map was acquired and re-issued by Johann Baptist Homann in 1755 in a direct response to the immense European interest in the French and Indian War which started one year earlier.

The map is littered with numerous French forts and missions including Fort Frontenac, Fort Niagara, Mission Francois Xavier, and Port de Checagou, (now the site of present day Chicago). The lower right hand portion of this map shows a ploy Bellin used to flatter his royal patrons in Paris. The proportional size of the English colonial holdings in New York, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are much reduced in size in an attempt to (metaphorically) advance the supremacy of French control in North America.

Condition : In good condition, some browning along the centerfold and water stains to upper corners.

ID: 38399

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