Five Centuries of Hydrography – An Exhibition on Ancient Charts
Entrée de la Rivière de Canada
Bibliothèque nationale de France
This is a handwritten map of the famous French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet. It is one of the few Jolliet’s maps that has survived to this day. Fewer than ten have been saved in this way. This map mainly illustrates Anticosti Island, of which he was land lord (seigneur), the eastern tip of the Gaspé peninsula and a small part of the coast of Cape Breton.