Mapping the French Empire in North America

Veue de la ville des Trois Rivieres en Canada, Nouvelle France 1721. Ayer MS Map 30, Sheet 106.
Veue de la ville des Trois Rivieres en Canada, Nouvelle France 1721. Ayer MS Map 30, Sheet 106.

Based on the popular Mapping the French Empire in North America exhibit catalog prepared by David Buisseret (now out of print), this exhibit provides an overview of exploration and early European cartography from 1534-1710. The exhibit presents maps, images, and text from three distinct geographical regions: The Maritimes and the Saint Lawrence River Valley; The Great Lakes and the Upper Mississippi Valley; and the Caribbean and the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Publication date: 

2003

Features: 
exhibit
image gallery