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Amérique Septentrionale
English: The research d'Anville conducted for this map included reading several decades' worth of exploration and travel narratives as well as maps by his predecessors and contemporaries, yet he realized there were still vast areas of the continent where nothing was yet known. D'Anville's map of North America corrected much of the exaggerations and distortions found on Delisle's earlier maps, adding newer, more precise information about the shapes of the Great Lakes and the configuration of the Mississippi basin, including the lower Missouri, Arkansas, and lower Red Rivers. Along the lower Missouri, for example, d'Anville depicted Fort d'Orléans (established in 1723) after carefully studying accounts by its founder, Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont (1679-1734), who had returned to France in 1725 with his Missouria wife and a number of Native American tribal representatives. Important sources for the Gulf coast were the field survey maps of French engineer Valentin Devin (d. 1735), who had first arrived in Louisiana in 1719.
Source Cartographic Connections: map / text
creator QS:P170,Q733907
creator QS:P170,Q981197
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English: The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections
 Geotemporal data
Map location Northern America
Georeferencing Georeference the map in Wikimaps Warper If inappropriate please set warp_status = skip to hide.
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creator QS:P170,Q733907
Place of publication Paris
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creator QS:P170,Q3119612
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institution QS:P195,Q1230739
Dimensions Height: 46 cm (18.1 in); Width: 87 cm (34.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,46U174728
dimensions QS:P2049,87U174728
Medium hand-colored engraving on paper
Français : Publiée sous les auspices de Monseigneur le duc d'Orleans, prémier prince du sang / par le Sr. D'Anville, MDCCXLVI.

L'Italien, Raymonde; Jean-François Palomino, Denis Vaugeois; Kathe Roth, transl. () Mapping a Continent: Historical Atlas of North America, 1492-1814, Sillery, Quebec: Les editions du Septentrion, pp. 58−96

Jackson, Jack () Flags Along the Coast: Charting the Gulf of Mexico, 1519-1759: A Reappraisal, Austin: The Book Club of Texas, p. 193

Huseman, Ben W. () Enlightenment Mapmakers and the Southwest Borderlands: Treasures from the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library, Arlington: UTA Libraries Special Collections, no. 13 , pp. 16−17
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