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1718 Delisle, Guillaume - (16751726) French geographer, working for Louis XV. He is often named the founder of modern cartography. Detail from Delisle`s 1718 map, Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi, Paris [Newberry Library, Chicago], showing Chicagou and both branches of the Chicago River, with settlement or Indian village on each branch. The Des Plaines River is called Chicagou R. See also his earlier map of 1703. [605]



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