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[Western Great Lakes] Carver, A Plan of Captain Carver's Travels in the interior Parts of North America in 1766 and 1767. London, 1778. 10 x 13. BW. A few light stains, backed, else VG. SOLD

Jonathan Carver (circa 1725 - 1780), a native of Connecticut, served in the French-Indian War and, inspired by the potential of Britain's newly acquired territories, set out to explore the area west of Mackinac. The map, extending from the western shore of Lake Huron to Lake of the Woods, locates numerous Indian villages and traditional homes, and has many notes regarding the terrain. Though it copies the notorious false islands in Lake Superior and the non-existent mountain range in Michigan, it is " of the earliest to show actual results of British exploration in the interior." -- Wheat 175. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p. 173.

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