Carte du Detroit Entre le Lac Superieur et Le Lac Huron


Connecting two Great Lakes in the mid 18th-century.

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This simple copperplate engraved map was issued by Jacques Nicholas Bellin in Paris in 1744. It shows the strait connecting Lake Superior to Lake Huron, then part of New France and today comprising the border between Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Canada.

Various points of interest are labeled, including geographic features, fortifications, Jesuit missions, and the portage at Sault St. Marie. Annotations on either side of St. Joseph Island show the navigable waterways for canoes and ships.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1744

Author: Jacques Nicholas Bellin

Sheet Width (in): 7.4

Sheet Height (in): 9.8

Condition: A-

Condition Description: The sheet is moderately, but evenly toned, and shows wear along the outer edges, including small tears (confined to the margins and repaired on the verso) and light spotting. Very good overall.


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