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Cartes pour servir a l'Histoire de la Nouvelle-France ou du Canada
1851
Maker:Compiled by Louis Dussieux , French, 1815 - 1894
Engraving; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/2 x 11 3/8in. (19.1 x 28.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 8 5/8 x 12 5/8in. (21.9 x 32.1cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The production of historical maps for educational use was by no means limited to the United States. This map of showing the French colonies in America during the period before 1763 was included in Louis Dussieux's Atlas General de Geographie physique, politique, et historique, which was published in Paris in several volumes in the 1840s and 1850s. Such maps often had strongly nationalistic agendas and this map is no exception. Issued almost one hundred years after France lost its foothold in North America, it celebrates the glory that was New France, providing little detail about the British colonies which would ultimately determine the future of the North American continent. Neither Connecticut nor any of the other future New England states is even identified by name.
Description: Map of Canada and the United States, from Hudson's Bay to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Carolinas to the south, and the Great Lakes to the west, primarily chronicling the French and Indian War. Three inset maps depict French forts on Hudson's Bay, Montreal, and the area around Quebec. The Quebec inset details various battles and military maneuvers in 1759, as explained by the legend.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, top, printed in black ink: "CARTES / pour servir a l'Histoire / DE LA NOUVELLE-FRANCE / OU DU CANADA / jusqu' en 1763. / Dressees principalement d'apres des Materiaux inedits conserves dans les / Archives du Ministere de la Marine. / PAR L. DUSSIEUX. / 1851. / Gravees par Marlier." Top left corner, handwritten in pencil: "2/304" Bottom right side, printed in black ink: "ATLAS GENERAL par L. DUSSIEUX, 153."
Object Number: 2012.312.90
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