• MAPS OF THE COLONY OF ILE SAINT JEAN: Part 1 – 1720-1745

    Caveat lector! This post features a collection of mostly anonymous and undated maps of Ile Saint Jean from the French National Archives. For the most part they are unknown to Island Studies scholars. In trying to introduce them logically into my narrative I have taken the liberty of arranging them in an order that made sense to me. I have no idea if that is the order in which they were drawn. Giving these manuscripts anything more than the most tentative date has been, for me, impossible, and so I have grouped them together in this post that has as its terminal date of 1745. Your observations or suggestions are…