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Facsimile of the Autograph Map of the Mississippi or Conception River

Facsimile of the Autograph Map of the Mississippi or Conception River | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
Between May and September 1673, Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet crossed what is now Wisconsin and traveled down the Mississippi River as far as Arkansas before returning; they were the first Europeans to do so. This is a facsimile of a map believed to have been drawn by Father Marquette describing their travels. Recognizable features include Green Bay, the Fox and Wisconsin River portage, and the Mississippi River, called here the Conception. This version of Marquette's map is taken from G.K. Warren's 1876 Report on the transportation route along the Wisconsin and Fox rivers in the State of Wisconsin between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.
DESCRIPTION
Between May and September 1673, Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet crossed what is now Wisconsin and traveled down the Mississippi River as far as Arkansas before returning; they were the first Europeans to do so. This is a facsimile of a map believed to have been drawn by Father Marquette describing their travels. Recognizable features include Green Bay, the Fox and Wisconsin River portage, and the Mississippi River, called here the Conception. This version of Marquette's map is taken from G.K. Warren's 1876 Report on the transportation route along the Wisconsin and Fox rivers in the State of Wisconsin between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:97898
Creation Date: 1876
Creator Name:Marquette, Jacques
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County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:GX9028 W81 1875 WP (1)
Original Dimensions:each 20 x 12 cm., on sheets 46 x 61 cm.
SUBJECTS
Maps
Rivers
Mississippi River

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