July 2019  PDF Edition
The Great Jolliet Map Hoax   

 


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Video, Carl J. Weber, Music by Ray Lynch.

 

Begin Maps

 

1650 Sanson, North America link

 

1656 Sanson New Mexico and Florida link

 

1670 Lake Superior, Hughes Randin (?), link

 

1670 Galinee, Great Lakes link

 

1674 North America, Sanson-Jaillot link

 

1674 Marquette Map (Fake) link

 

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

 

1681 Thevenot, Mississippi Valley link

 

1683 Minet/LaSalle Map Weber Enhanced link,

 

1683 Minet/LaSalle, Original link

1673LaSalle-Minet

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

 

1698 Hennepin, New World link

 

1700 Codex Canadiensis link

 

1700 Lisle


1543 DeSoto link

Ellington Stone

 

1674 Toscanelli link Original

1474ToscanelliOriginal

 

1474 Toscanelli link Overlay

 

 

MISC

Summarization of Tosconelli below from bigthink:

Many thanks to Roland Ottewell, who scanned this map from 'A Literary and Historical Atlas of America', probably published before 1920.


The Florentine mathematician, astronomer and cosmographer Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397-1482) is probably best remembered for his proposal in 1474 to the Portuguese court of a scheme to sail west as a shortcut to reach the fabled Spice Islands in the east.

Toscanelli never made it across the ocean, but his proposal did inspire Columbus, who took Toscanelli's map with him on his first transatlantic voyage in 1492.


Cathay as a European name for China derives from Marco Polo, who used it for northern China. Only in the 19th century was the usage in English of Cathay eclipsed by the word 'China'. Russian still uses the word – there's still an area of Moscow called Kitaigorod, 'Chinatown'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maps in this Study

in thumbnail

 

 

Earliest Chicago Maps

The Chicago Word

 

 

First record Marquette's name in France. Correspondence. Claude Bernou's letter with general questions for Governor La Barre in Canada.

http://www.earliestchicagomaps.com/images/imagesTextdocs/ECMearliestarquetteMention.png

 

 

http://earliestchicagomaps.com/images/imagesTEXTdocs/ECMLaFrontenacie.png

 

La Frontenacie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Randin Jolliet 2 Columns