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Enjoyable and interesting to look at, all but a few of these maps below have links to beautiful high-resolution images. Nearly all of the linked images have been hosted on the internet by me over the past two decades.
I am happy to translate the French on them for active participants.

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1543 DeSoto link

https://lccn.loc.gov/2003623374

ferdinandDeSoto.png

 

 



1474 Toscanelli Original link
(map Columbus had)

1474ToscanelliOriginal

 

1474 Toscanelli With Underlay link

 

1650 Sanson, North America link

 

1656 Sanson New Mexico and Florida link

 

1669 Galinée, Great Lakes link

1670 Pierre Richelet Title Page

1670 translation by Pierre Richelet of the 1609 account by Garcilaso de la Vega of Ferdinand de Soto's 1539-43 exporation in Spanish North America, La Floride.

 

 

 

1671 Lake Superior, arguably by Hughes Randin, link

 

1671 Manitoumie link

 

1674 North America, Sanson-Jaillot link

 

1674 Marquette Map (19th Century Fake) link

 

1674 Marquette Map (19th Century Fake), Printed in J.G.Shea, 1852 link

This photo, taken of the same map as above, was taken in about 1850, and
published in 1852. (The above was taken in about 1900). The Shea is much
more legible on the zoom-in. (Notwithstanding the sides had to be trimmed
for posting purposes).

 

1674 Jolliet/Randin link

 

1674 Randin, North America link

 

1674 Randin link


1674 Jolliet/Brown (1880s Fake) link

 

1674 Ayer 48 Anonymous link

1674Ayer48

 

1675 Ayer 48 Final, North America link

 

1675 Ayer 48 Bernou link

1675 Ayer 48 Bernou link

 

1674 Camel Map 1 link

 

1675 Camel Map 2 link

camel map 2

 

1675 Anonymous Fake link

 

1683 Minet/LaSalle Map Weber Enhanced link

 

1683 LaSalle Carte de la Louisiane , Original link

1673LaSalle-Minet

 

1683 Detail, LaSalle Carte de la Louisiane
This is the first map with the Chicagoword on it. The terminal -u, on Checagou was lost on the edge of the lake.

 

 

1683 La Salle a Few Notes

 

 

 

 

 

1683 Raffeix, not authentic link

 

1683 Hennepin, North America link


1683 Bernou, North America link

 

1684 Jolliet, Hudson Bay link

 

1684 Franquelin, North America link

 

1686 Franquelin, North America link

 

1688 Franquelin, North America link

 

1688 Coronelli link

 

1688 Coronelli Gore link

 

1691 LeClerq, North America link

 

1697 Louvigny, Map of the Mississipi link

1698 Hennepin, New World link

 

1700 Codex Canadiensis link

 

1703 Lisle Link

 

1715 de Fer link

 

1718 De Lisle Louisiane link

 

 

1719 Chatelain link