Five Centuries of Hydrography – An Exhibition on Ancient Charts

Entrée de la Rivière de Canada

Louis Jolliet
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.