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Carte de la riviere Longue ; Carte que les Gnacsitares Open in full size

Carte de la riviere Longue ; Carte que les Gnacsitares

Map, 1703, French

Carte de la riviere Longue ; Carte que les Gnacsitares

Map, 1703, French

Notes

Map depicting Baron de Lahontan's imaginary west-east Long River (Riviere Longue). The depiction of this river came about from reports Lahontan heard from Indigenous people, and also possible confusion with the Upper Missouri river. The Riviere Longue was said to flow from the “Pays des Gnacsitares” in the far west. Over some mountains there is a salt water lake, that is supposedly connected to the Pacific Ocean. Depicts early French forts and fur trading outposts.

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

1 map: printed, col.

Extent

14.5 x 31 cm

Alternate Title

Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi [sic] ... ; Carte que les Gnacsitares : ont dessine sur des paux de cerfs ...

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

912.78 L11 SMALL