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Partie de la Nouvelle France (Hubert Jaillot 1685)

Little more can be said about the cartographic characteristics of this map than has been discussed in the essay on early Manitoba mapping, except that Jaillot owed the outline of Hudson and James Bays to English experience, and that of Lake Superior to the Jesuit map of 1672. Also, Jaillot, as an innovator for the details of the interior, was copied by many later draughtsmen. Lac des Poux appeared on many later maps, as for example, Franquelin in 1686, 1688, 1697, and 1699. The river and the lake, to the south of Port Nelson, which is the Hayes-Foxe system was copied basically by Franquelin and De l’Isle amoung others. It is interesting to note that although these elements and others on Jaillot’s map were of some significance to mapping, they were all extremely generalized and in crude form. It may be said that Jaillot’s map is very stylized for the Manitoba region.

(Warkentin and Ruggles. Historical Atlas of Manitoba. map 19, p. 52)


Partie de la Nouvelle France, Dedié A Monseigneur le Marquis de Seignelay, et Lonré, Baron de Sceaux ; Conseiller du Roy, en tous ses Conseils, Commandeur, et Grand Tresorier de ses Ordres, Ministre Secretaire d’Estat-et des Commandements de sa Majesté. Par son tres humble et tres obeisant Serviteur, Hubert Jaillot. 1685. Drawn by Hubert Jaillot, "A Paris chez H. Iallot, proche les Grands Augustins, aux 2 Globes, Avec Privilege de S. Majté." Cartouche drawn by Simonneau. Printed map, hand coloured.




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Taken on December 12, 2007