Map showing the discoveries of Marquette and Joliet along the Mississippi River in 1673

Title

Map showing the discoveries of Marquette and Joliet along the Mississippi River in 1673

Subject

Maps; Mississippi River; Discoveries in geography; Marquette, Jacques, 1637-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Mississippi River--Maps--Early works to 1800; United States--Mississippi River

Description

Map published circa 1681 showing the Mississippi River system based on the 1673 expedition of Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet. This is one of many early maps made based on their descriptions of the interior of North America.

Creator

Thévenot, Melchisédech, 1620-1692

Publisher

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

Rights

Licensing
This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:
Public domain
The author died in 1692, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

2,056 × 860 pixels

Files

Marquette_and_jolliet_map_1681.jpg

Citation

Thévenot, Melchisédech, 1620-1692, “Map showing the discoveries of Marquette and Joliet along the Mississippi River in 1673,” SCRC Virtual Museum at Southern Illinois University's Morris Library, accessed October 20, 2019, https://scrcexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/729.

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