French Mapping of New York and New England, 1604-1760
This article focuses on colonial-era French mapping of the region between the French and British settlements in what is now the northeastern United States. This area was largely dominated by Iroquoian and Algonquian Indians, many of whom were allied with the French. In comparison to to the Dutch and British colonists, the French produced remarkably detailed and accurate maps of this region. These maps contain a wealth of information about Indian settlements, trade routes, and military activities during the colonial period.
Allen, David Y. (2005). French Mapping of New York and New England, 1604-1760. ALA Map and Geography Round Table. Available electronically from