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The first map of the entire Mississippi River, published in 1681.

Carte de la découverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amérique septentrionale [Map of the discovery made in 1673 in North America].


When Marquette's report on his 1673 Mississippi River voyage appeared in print for the first time in 1681, it was accompanied by this map. Their publisher, Melchisédec Thevenot, had traveled widely himself and made a successful business out of printing the reports of other explorers. This is the first printed map to show the full length of the Mississippi River. Green Bay is at the bottom right and New Orleans at the upper left. Use the "Zoom & Pan" button to see more detail.

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Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Arrival of the First Europeans
Creator: Thevenot, Melchisedec
Pub Data: In: Thévenot, Melchisédec, 1620-1692. Recueil de voyages de Mr. Thevenot... (Paris, 1681).
Citation: Thevenot, Malchisedec. "Carte de la découverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amérique septentrionale." Recueil de voyages de Mr. Thevenot... (Paris, 1681). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=103; Visited on: 4/18/2014
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