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Le Rouge, George L. (fl. 1755) Canada et Louisiane [double page engraving with handcoloring]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05714 Author/Creator: Le Rouge, George L. (fl. 1755) Place Written: Paris Type: Map Date: 1755 Pagination: 1 sheet 50.5 x 55.4 cm

Summary of Content: Drawn by George Le Rouge, Engineer to the King. With hand-colored outlines. Double-page engraving showing the east coast of North America from New Foundland to Florida, with insets of Niagara Falls (small), New Orleans (medium) and upper Louisiana (large). The border of the English colonies clearly runs along the Alleghenies. Forts are also indicated, including Washington's Fort Necessity.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsGeography and Natural HistoryFranceFortificationCanadaFrench and Indian WarMilitary History

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