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Below this image, Figure 20 from my Invalidating the Jacques Mafrquette Map, is a three point summary of the plagiarism issue I've been working with --

While pursing in official channels a just comeuppance... academics should not be allowed to get away with intellectual theft.

As more detailed in the affidavit, at home, the following is a three point summary of the "major plagiarisms" perpetrated by Buisseret and Kupfer in their piece published in the Journal of Illinois History. All they would have had to do was quote Campeau and give him credit.

What they didn't know was that the information they plagiarized was itself way off base. The intent of their intellectual theft was to prove that the Marquette Map, that suddenly appeared to history in 1844, was authentic. In fact, the more likely characterization is that it is the biggest fraud in the history of the cartography of North America.

In the piece by Buisseret and Kupfer, in addition to the "major plagiarisms," there are several "minor plagiarisms" that I have yet to mention.

 

1.) Marquette Map "served as the model for" the Jesuit Map

Campeau, p. 66

Marquette's map served to create the present one ... The latitudes of the Jesuit discoverer are also respected. It is therefore certain that Marquette's Map served as the model for this one.

Buisseret and Kupfer, p. 271

The surest indication that the map relied on the Marquette Map are...

2.) Marquette Map was in Quebec in 1675

Campeau, p. 66

As this is the most evident proof of the influence of Marquette, allowing us to date this map [Jesuit Map] to 1675.

Buisseret and Kupfer, p. 274

...someone in Quebec had access to the Marquette Map and other material and sent the information back to Paris, probably in 1676.

3.) Jesuit Map sent to France by 1676

Campeau, p. 67

I have no doubt that here we have a work [the JESUIT MAP] by the Jesuits, who were quick to communicate to France the information given by the papers of Marquette.

Buisseret and Kupfer, p. 274

...someone in Quebec had access to the Marquette Map and other material and sent the information back to Paris, probably in 1676.

 

 

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