Paris: Maradan, 1801.
Print. Uncolored engraving. Plate measures 6" x 8 1/2"
This map and diagram, published in "Voyage dans la Haute Pensylvanie et dans l'etat de New-York" by Michel Crevecoeur, depicts ancient circular fortifications built by Native Americans along the Huron River. The Huron River is also referred to as the Bald Eagle River, named after a large nest found at the mouth of the river in the 18th century. The engraving reads "This sketch was sent to George Washington by A. Steiner on May 28, 1789." Pierre Francois Tardieu (1711-1771) came from a family of engravers and map makers based in Paris. Rare.