Thomas Jeffreys (c.1719-1771)
A MAP OF CANADA AND THE NORTH PART OF LOUISIANA WITH THE ADJACENT COUNTRIES, 1760
hand coloured copper engraved map showing fishing banks, native tribes with notes on climate and as yet uncertain geographical features, framed
sight 12.5 x 21.5 in — 31.8 x 54.6 cm; 22 x 30 in — 55.9 x 76.2 cm
The west margin of this map includes the annotation: ‘Hereabouts are supposed to be teh Mountains of Bright Stones mentioned in the Map of Indian Ochagach.’ Ochagach (or Auchagach) was a Cree explorer who acted as a guide to early French explorers in search of the elusive north west passage.