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Marquette's Map

 

 

 

Marquette's Map

Marquette's map of his exploration and the Western Great Lakes. This reproduction shows only the central part of his original cartography. Marquette drew a continuous stream from the Illinois River to what is now called Lake Michigan, probably because he had passed during high water from the South Branch of the Chicago River through Mud Lake, into the Des Plaines River, and then to the Illinois River.