Great Lakes Region (RMC)

Carte nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise
Carte nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise
Printed map. "Par le Sieur S". Cartographer uncertain, probably Nicolas Sanson. Visual scales. Title in upper right corner, "Partie orientale de l Amerique Angloise". Includes inset: [Boston Harbor area]. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Haut Canada et Michigan
Haut Canada et Michigan
Printed map. "Dressée et Dessinée par Ph Vandermaelen." "Desée sur pierre. et Lithe par H. Ode et Ph. Lippens, Avril 1825." In the title frame, "Amer. Sep. No. 42." Shows the Great Lakes around Upper Canada (Ontario) and Michigan Territory. Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 68, p. 24: "In Philippe Vandermaelen, Atlas universal de geographie... Lithographé par H. Ode, Bruxelles, 1827. Quatrieme partie-Amer. Sept."
La Lovisiana, parte settentrionalle, scoperta sotta la protettione di Luigi XIV, Rè di Francia, et c.
La Lovisiana, parte settentrionalle, scoperta sotta la protettione di Luigi XIV, Rè di Francia, et c.
Printed map. "Descritta, e dedicata dal P. Cosmografo Coronelli, all'illustriss; et eccellentiss S. Zaccaria Bernardi, su dell' Ecc. S. Francesco." Two visual scales, [65 mm=75 French leagues]. Includes text and illustrations. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
La Pensilvania, la Nuova York, il Jersey Settentriole.
La Pensilvania, la Nuova York, il Jersey Settentriole.
Printed map. Cartographer uncertain, probably Antonio Zatta. Includes notes. In upper left margin, "Fogl. V." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
La parte occidentale della Nuova Francia o Canada
La parte occidentale della Nuova Francia o Canada
Printed map. Cartographer uncertain, probably Antonio Zatta. In upper left margin, "Fogl. II." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.
"Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe ordinaire du Roy." The five in the date has been overwritten in ink with a seven. In lower right border, "I. Somer Sculpsit".
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.
Printed map. "Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville geographe ordinaire du Roy." "I. Somer, sculpsit". Donated by Dr. John Morse, Hamilton, September 1997. As stated in the cartouche, information for the middle Atlantic coast is drawn from English and Danish sources, while information for the lower Atlantic coast is drawn from English and Dutch sources. French sources were used for the St. Lawrence and interior regions. The Appalachian Mountains labelled, "Apalatcy Montes," are depicted running east-west rather than north-south, and although all five of the Great Lakes are shown for the first time on a map, Lakes Superior and Michigan are only fragmentary with Michigan being labelled, "Lac de Puans," which eventually became attached to what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Sanson family were the first to use the name Lake "Ontario" on a map, the name appearing earlier for the first recorded time in print in "The Jesuit Relations."
North America : sheet IV Lake Superior, reduced from the Admiralty Survey
North America : sheet IV Lake Superior, reduced from the Admiralty Survey
Printed map. "Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." "Published Novr. 1st. 1832...." "J. & C. Walker Sculpt." Visual scale [110 mm=120 English miles]. Hand annotated "133" in lower right margin. Probably from same original copy as McMaster maps RMC_107337, RMC_107338 and RMC_107344. Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 90, p. 34: "...also in Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (London: Chapman & Hall, 1844), 2: plate [130] or [133]...shows international boundary and lakes and rivers emptying into L Superior." Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americæ partem
Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americæ partem
Printed map. "Pulvinorumque profunditatibus. Amstlodami, â Nicolao Visscher." In lower right corner of map, "Luggardus van Anse Schulp." Published after 1677 when first "privilegio" was granted. The same title was used in various atlases between 1677 and 1710. Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, vol. III, p. 179. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada
Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada
Printed map. "Par Mr. Bellin Ingenieur du Roy et de la Marine...." Two visual scales. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, H2/903-1755, Volume 10, p. 435: "Map of the area around the Great Lakes, showing and naming numerous physical features, towns, forts, missions, and Indian villages. There are several lead mines, "mines de plomb," shown along the Upper Mississippi, where the French would in future establish mining operations on a large scale. There is a non-existent line of mountains running down the centre of what will become the state of Michigan. The fictitious Isle Philippeaux is also indicated in Lake Superior. This map is almost identical to a map Bellin drew in 1745. It was published in the Homan Heirs Atlas geographicus maior exhibens... 1759-[1781] and appeared as plate no. 146."
Partie occidentale du Canada et septentrionale de la Louisiane avec une partie de la Pensilvanie
Partie occidentale du Canada et septentrionale de la Louisiane avec une partie de la Pensilvanie
Printed map. "Par le Sr. d'Anville...." Six visual scales. In upper right corner of map frame, "P. II. 46." Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, H2/1000-1775, Volume 10, p. 515: "This map was published in P. Santini, Atlas universal dresse sur les meilleures cartes modernes. fol. Venise, Remondini, 1776-[1784], Volume 2, no. 46. It is based on d'Anville's "Canada, Louisiane et Terres Anglois", 1775."
Partie occidentale du Canada, contenant les cinq Grands Lacs, avec les pays circonvoisins
Partie occidentale du Canada, contenant les cinq Grands Lacs, avec les pays circonvoisins
Printed map. "Par M. Bonne, Ingénieur-Hydrographe de la Marine." Four visual scales [61 mm=278 milles Anglois statues]. Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, entry 173, p. 37-38: "Covers the area from James Bay to Fort Duquesne and from Lake Ontario to the Great Plains. Shows frontier forts and missions, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers and lakes, and relief. 'Liv. XV, XVI, XVII' and 'No. 45' in upper margin." McMaster's copy is slightly different, having "et" between XVI and XVII in the upper left margin. McMaster has another copy, with slight variations; see RMC_107035. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Partie occidentale du Canada, contenant les cinq Grands Lacs, avec les pays circonvoisins
Partie occidentale du Canada, contenant les cinq Grands Lacs, avec les pays circonvoisins
Printed map. Cartographer uncertain, probably Rigobert Bonne. Four visual scales, [60 mm=278 English statute miles]. "Longitude du meridien de l'isle de Fer" in upper margin; "longitude du meridien de Paris" in lower margin. Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, entry 173, pp. 37-38: "Covers the area from James Bay to Fort Duquesne and from Lake Ontario to the Great Plains. Shows frontier forts and missions, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers and lakes, and relief. 'Liv. XV, XVI, XVII' and 'No. 45' in upper margin." McMaster has another copy with slight variations; see RMC_107245. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Plan of the different channels, leading from Kingston to Lake Ontario
Plan of the different channels, leading from Kingston to Lake Ontario
Printed map. "Surveyed by Josh. Bouchette. 1796." "Published by W. Faden Charing Cross 12th Augst. 1815." Visual scale [1 inch=60 chains]. In lower right margin, "J. Walker Sculpt." Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 443 (4), p. 128: "In Joseph Bouchette, A Topographical Description of the Province of Lower Canada (London: W. Faden 1815), opp 603 (Bib Can 1031), and in the French ed (Londres: W. Faden 1815), opp 625 (Bib Can 1030); a reduced and simplified version of [editions] (1) and (3) above."
Plan of the north shore of Lake Superior
Plan of the north shore of Lake Superior
Shows Canadian coastline of Lake Superior. Shows soil, terrain, and trees along the shoreline. Visual scale 140 mm = 50 miles. "Examined T. Devine, Head of Surveys U. C.". "Department of Crown Lands Quebec, January 1863. Wm. McDougall Commissioner.".
Suite du cours du fleuve de St. Laurent, depuis Quebec jusqu'au Lac Ontario
Suite du cours du fleuve de St. Laurent, depuis Quebec jusqu'au Lac Ontario
Printed map. "Par M.B. Ing. de la Mc. 1757." Second state. Visual scale [39 mm=25 lieues communes de France]. Originally published in La Harpe's Abrégé de l'Histoire Générale des Voyages, 1780-1786. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 632, p. 249 and 256: "Engraved bottom left, outside the border, is 'Tom XIV in 4o. No. 17.' & bottom right: 'Tome 14 in 8o. Page 254. No. 2.'" Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.