1720's Map of Southern Illinois Region that includes Fort de Chartres

Title

1720's Map of Southern Illinois Region that includes Fort de Chartres

Subject

Fort de Chartres Site (Ill.)
France--Colonies--America--Defenses.

Description

The first known map to include Fort de Chartres. It was done by Francois-Benjamin Dumont De Montigny and incorrectly show four bastions on the fort (the bastions were not included in the first iteration of the fort, but part of later versions).

Creator

Francois-Benjamin Dumont De Montigny

Source

Excavations at the Laurens Site: Probable Location of Fort de Chartres I by Edward B. Jelks, Carl J. Ekberg, and Terrance J. Martin

Publisher

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Rights

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Format

map

Files

Detail from map done by Francois-Benjamin Dumont De Montigny in the 1720s.  First known map to show the fort (incorrectly shows four bastions that were not present at first fort).jpg

Citation

Francois-Benjamin Dumont De Montigny, “1720's Map of Southern Illinois Region that includes Fort de Chartres,” Champaign County Historical Archives, accessed November 28, 2022, https://urbanafree.omeka.net/items/show/308.

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