Map: De Lery’s Plan of Detroit 1749

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Many people have seen Bellin’s map of Fort Detroit from 1764, but fewer people know that Bellin’s map was based on Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Lery’s survey in 1749. Huron Creek really stands out as a significant landmark.

This version of De Lery’s map appears in “History of Wayne County and the city of Detroit, Michigan” edited by Clarence and M. Agnes Burton.

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