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Catalog Number 2014.21.46
Object Name Map
Description Henri Chatelain
Carte Particuliere du Fleuve Saint Louis...
Hand-colored engraving
Paris, ca. 1740

Chatelain's map of the area around the Saint Louis River, published in his Atlas Historique et Méthodique (1705-1739), focuses on the Great Lakes region of North America and Canada. Early settlements of English, French, and Indians, as well as forts and Indian settlements "destroyed by the Iroquois" are identified by a legend of symbols in the upper right. The map is surrounded by French text panels that list information about the Indian nations, flora and fauna in the region, as well as a list of popular trade goods.
Title Carte Particuliere du Fleuve Saint Louis...
Date ca. 1739
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Chatelain, Henri
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-17.625 W-20.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/France/Paris
Subjects North America
Great Lakes
Mississippi River