Here are a collection of maps created between 1718 and 1754. As you can see the Wabash Valley was never accurately defined in the first half of the eighteenth century. These maps are a good example of the contradictory information that misinformed historians for generations.

Detail from "Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi" (by Guillaume Delisle, 1718)


















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by H. Moll 1729


















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Les Lacs Du Canada Et Nouvelle Angleterre (from Atlas Portatif 1749)



















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J. F. Bernard 1737




















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This map appeared in The Journal of Major George Washington..., published in Williamsburg in 1754.
















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Carte de la Louisiane, or Map of Louisiana, Histoire de la Louisiane (1757) I find this map particularly interesting because it illustrates that even as late as 1757 some French map makers still called the part of the Ohio River between the mouth of the Wabash and the Mississippi River the Ouabache.














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Here is my own map of the forts and villages in the novel along with approximate locations of some Native American nations and the line between New France and New England.


















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This is the map from the interior of  Pickawillany. Note the addition of the French Forts along the portage from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, in the Pay d'en haute, and the addition of Pickawillany.