Map: Cadillac’s Detroit Illustration 1702


Hat tip to Paul Sewick for this great map find!

You’ve really got to zoom into the original from the Burton Historical Collection to realize that Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac wasn’t just drawing Lake St. Clair, but Fort Pontchartrain and the three nearby Native American village settlement.

2 thoughts on “Map: Cadillac’s Detroit Illustration 1702

  1. I sure appreciate these map. I infer that Cadillac called one settlement Village Hurons after the Native American tribe. A second seems to be Village Loups. I iwonder why he called it Wolf village. I can’t read the name of the third village on Cadillac’s map. This is a great map.

  2. Pingback: Maps at Home with Matt Baker and Al Angler’s map of Lake St. Clair | DETROITography

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