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CARTE DU COURS DE L'OHIO OU DE LA BELLE RIVIERE : Depuis sa Source jusqu'a sa Jonction avec celle d'Ouabache, avec les pays les plus voisins

The map shows the Ohio and Wabash Rivers. Lake Erie is promient and detail extends eastwards as far as the Potomac River.



Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772

Former owner

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies


[ca. 1755]


[Jacques Nicolas Bellin]


Scale approximately 1:1,100,000




British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • Fortification--Erie, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Ohio River--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Wabash River--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Erie, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Erie, Lake
  • North and Central America
  • Ohio River
  • United States
  • Wabash River

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 43 x 66 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
  • Date and cartographer attribution from comparison with manuscript map in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France which is signed and dated by Bellin - see GE C-5183. Detail on the two maps differs slightly and this example, unsigned and undated by the cartographer, has a more elaborate and decorative title cartouche.
  • Relief is shown pictorially.
  • Shows decorative title cartouche at upper left containing the scale bar, "Echelle de Lieues Communes de France".
  • Shows latitude and longitude, "Longitude Occidentale du Meridien de Paris".
  • Shows forts.
  • Copy at Add Ms 57,714.1. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIX. Shows manuscript addition of "1" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 30/93" in pencil at lower left and "A 54" at lower right. Laid on linen. Label (?) to verso showing "DRAWER 3 SECTION 2" obscured by linen.



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