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[Great Lakes] Lahontan, Carte Generale de Canada, 1703 (1741). 9 x 12. BW. Nearly invisible repaired tear at right, else VG. Baron Lahontan was a military officer who served ten years in the upper Great Lakes. His books were popular, going through more than 20 editions in several languages. Despite distorted and imaginative geography his maps influenced cartographers such as Chatelain and Moll. Lahontan locates Indian tribes and beaver hunting grounds, forts, rivers and portages. This is a later state of the 3rd edition of his medium-size general map. Heidenreich & Dahl, French Mapping of North America, 1600-1760 (The Map Collector offprint), p. 14; Karpinski XLII; Kershaw #295; McCorkle 703.2 (illustrating several Lahontan plates). Sold

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