Chicago Map Society: David Buisseret and Carl Kupfer, The Marquette Map validated; a hoax unhoaxed

Thursday, March 15, 2012

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Chicago Map Society Meeting

The “Marquette Map,” said to have been drawn in 1674 by Father Jacques Marquette and now preserved in Montréal, has been thought by some to be a relatively recent forgery. Now Carl Kupfer and David Buisseret, members of the Chicago Map Society, believe that they can show that it is in fact genuine. The question is of some importance, since this would be the first European mapping of the Mississippi valley.