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Map [Etats-Unis: Partie septentrionale].

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  • [Etats-Unis: Partie septentrionale].


  • "This manuscript map, in pen-and-ink and watercolor, dating from 1708 mainly shows the English colonies of Pennsylvania and New York as their geography was understood at that time. It encompasses the region stretching from Lake Michigan (Lake Illinois on this map) to the west, Ontario and Quebec to the north, western New England to the east, and Virginia and the southern Appalachian Mountains to the south. The map identifies the territories inhabited by many different Indian tribes and provides historical information about tribal conflicts and population transfers. It also shows lakes and rivers, sometimes offering both English and French names, as well as hills, mountains, waterfalls, offshore islands, and other geographical points of interest. Prominent bodies of water shown include Chesapeake Bay; the Potomac, Susquehanna, Delaware, Hudson, and Saint Lawrence rivers; and Lakes Superior, Michigan (Illinois), Huron, Erie, and Ontario (Frontenac). The map indicates many towns and cities in what later became the northeastern United States, including Philadelphia, New York, Albany, and numerous smaller nearby communities. Relief is shown both pictorially and by hachures. The map has watermarks and several holes and tears, especially along the folds and creases. The anachronistic title is from a manuscript label on the verso as it was originally mounted. The map is from the Rochambeau Collection at the Library of Congress, which consists of 40 manuscript maps, 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas that belonged to Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. Some of the maps were used by Rochambeau during the war. Dating from 1717 to 1795, the maps cover much of eastern North America, from Newfoundland and Labrador in the north to Haiti in the south. The collection includes maps of cities, maps showing Revolutionary War battles and military campaigns, and early state maps from the 1790s." World Digital Library.

Created / Published

  • [1708?]


  • -  Canada--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • -  Great Lakes Region (North America)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • -  United States--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • -  Canada
  • -  North America--Great Lakes Region
  • -  United States


  • -  Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor.
  • -  Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
  • -  Shows northern U.S. and Great Lakes region of U.S. and Canada.
  • -  Title from manuscript label on verso as originally mounted.
  • -  Scale ca. 1:2,200,000.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  AACR2: 440; 651/1; 651/2; 651/3
  • -  Vault


  • col. map on sheet 52 x 74 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3700 1708 .E8


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • gm71002152

Online Format

  • image

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Rights & Access

The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or any other restrictions in the Map Collection materials.

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

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Etats-Unis: Partie septentrionale. [?, 1708] Map.

APA citation style:

(1708) Etats-Unis: Partie septentrionale. [?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Etats-Unis: Partie septentrionale. [?, 1708] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.