1749 Copy of Cadillac's 1702 Map of the Fort - Courtesy of Library and Archive's New France Archives: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/exploration-settlement/new-france-archives/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=40557&
1750 Census of Detroit: Original Image from Library and Archives Canada
The Edward Cicotte Ledger - 1749 - 1752, transcribed and annotated by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais for the July 2008 issue of Michigan's Habitant Heritage.
2 October 2015 celebration of French Canadian Heritage Week at the Detroit Historical Museum:
1762 Census and Later Records Power Point Presentation, by Diane Wolford Sheppard. See the 1762 Census for more detailed text regarding these topics.
See the April 2014 Meeting for handouts of the subjects covered by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais and Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
1762 Census of Detroit – this version of the 1762 Census annotated by Diane Wolford Sheppard and Gail Moreau-DesHarnais has been expanded from the version originally published in Michigan’s Habitant Heritage from April to October 2013.
Handouts from 12 April 2014 FCHSM Meeting:
1792 Map of Fort Lernoult and Detroit:
Plan of the Town of Detroit and Fort Lernoult, situated on the strait between Lakes Erie and Huron . . . taken from actual survey, 1792, Simcoe family fonds, Plan, Reference Code: F 47-5-1-0-11 Archives of Ontario, I0004756 (http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/franco_ontarian/big/big_30_fort_detroit.aspx).
Smyth 1793 Map of the Detroit River Area - courtesy of the Burton Collection at the Detroit Public Library
Family Search Wiki: Michigan Land and Property: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Michigan_Land_and_Property
Please see our Cartographers Page for dozens of historic maps of New France
Chaussegros de Lery’s (?) copy of Henri Louis Deschamps de Boishebert’s 1731 map of Detroit, courtesy of Library and Archive’s New France Archives: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/exploration-settlement/new-france-archives/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=40552&
Jacques Nicolas Bellin’s Maps of the Détroit area from www.gallica.fr –
the larger map was based on Gaspard Joseph Chaussegros de Léry, fils’, original map drawn in 1752; Chaussegros de Léry drew the original inset map of the fort in 1749.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin was a French Engineer whose cartographers drew maps based on maps originally drawn by others. You can read about the process at Library and Archives Canada: http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/206/301/lac-bac/explorers/www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/explorers/h24-230.3-e.html
Gaspard Joseph Chaussegros de Léry’s 1749 Map of the Fort – Available from Library and Archives Canada: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/exploration-settlement/new-france-archives/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=40554&
Gaspard Joseph Chaussegros de Léry’s 1749 map of The Detroit River – courtesy of Library and Archives Canada: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/exploration-settlement/new-france-archives/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=40553& The map appears on p. 42 of Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Frontier Metropolis Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001).
You can read Chaussegros de Léry’s biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/chaussegros_de_lery_gaspard_joseph_1721_97_4E.html
Circa 1930, the William L. Clements Library wanted to clarify the notations and names of the Detroit River settlers on a 1749 map drawn by Chaussegros de Léry. Therefore, they commissioned C.E. Hickman to draw a modern version of the map. The original Chaussegros de Léry map appears as Figure 3.8 on page 44; the modern version as Figure 3.9 on page 45 of Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Frontier Metropolis Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001). Permission to place this map on the FCHSM website has been granted by the Library. A PDF of this map appears in the left column.
John Melish - 1815 - Map of Detroit River and Adjacent Country-
Cartography Associates, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection (http://www.davidrumsey.com/)