Copy of a map presented to the Congres [sic]

Copy of a map presented to the Congres [sic]
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Copy of a map presented to the Congres [sic]
Outlines much of North America, but significant for detailing the Canadian Northwest, especially the Churchill, Slave, and Mackenzie River systems leading to the Arctic; identifies rivers, lakes, trading posts, forts, villages, and Indian tribal regions.
Pond, Peter, 1740-1807
St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813
La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de, 1747-1827
Margry, Pierre, 1818-1894
Name on Item:
by Peter Pond, a native of Milford, in the State of Connecticut ; copied by St. John de Crevecoeur for his grace of la Rochefoucault.
Newberry Library
Collection (local):
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Map Collection
Indians of North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800
North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Northwest, Canadian--Maps--Early works to 1800
North America (area)
1 ms. map ; 539 x 722 mm.
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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Scale [ca. 1:7,250,000]
Catalog Record:
Tracing by Pierre Margry made ca. 1850 of 1785 ms. copy by St. John de Crevecoeur of original map by Peter Pond; traced from map in the Service Hydrographique (Paris).
"This extraordinary man [i.e. Peter Pond] has resided 17 years in those countries & from his own discoveries as well as from the reports of Indians, he assures himself of having at last discovered a passage to the N O. Sea. He is gone again to ascertain some important observations. New York, 1 March 1785. The original map being incumbered with great deal of writing, I have thought it best to transcribe it separately with the references marked by y numbers. Copied by St. John de Crevecoeur for his grace of La Rochefoucault."
Additional ms. copies of Pond's map (original not extant) held by Hudson's Bay Company archives (cf. Winsor), the Library of Congress Kohl collection, the British Musuem Crown collection, and the Ministère des affaires étrangères (Paris). Cf. Wagner, Henry R. Peter Pond (New Haven: Yale University Library, 1955) p. 26-29; Winsor, Justin. The Kohl collection (now in the Library of Congress) (Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1904) p. 74 no. 137; Hulbert, A.B. The Crown Collection of photographs of American maps (Cleveland: A.H. Clark Co., 1907-1926) ser. 1 vol. 5 no. 5; British Museum. Dept. of Manuscripts. Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and the British Museum (London, British Musuem, 1844-61) v. 3, p. 507, Add. 15,332 c,d,e. British Musuem copies accompanied by a ms. memoir containing descriptive "references" mentioned in the map legend.
Mountains shown pictorially.
Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing paper
Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
Call #:
Ayer MS map 248 (NLO)