Jesuits of the Missouri Province

Missouri Province map collection

Jesuit Peter John De Smet’s Maps of Northern Rocky Mountains and Plateau provide a detailed outlay of forts, native communities, mission stations, mountain ranges, and waterways in the region of the Columbia River. The maps are viewable online in a high-resolution format using Flash technology; they are not available here for downloading.


DeSmetiana Collection, IX-C 8-13

Dating to 1842-1848 and measuring 20.5" x 34" on paper. A very neat and detailed map with considerable commentary, this map includes on the North the sources of the Upper Athabasca River, including the upper reaches of the North and South Branches of that River.
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DeSmetiana Collection, IX-C 8-27

Atlas: Map: 20" x 24". An elaborate map of the Spokane, Clark, and Kootenay Rivers and their tributaries. The names of rivers, lakes, and valleys are those of saints, Jesuits, American prelates, relatives, etc.
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DeSmetiana Collection, IX-C 8-28

Atlas: Map: 17" x 11". An elaborate map of the Spokane and Clark Rivers with their tributaries. Lakes: Kalispel, Roothaan (Priest), Coeur d’Alene. Nomenclature as in Map 27.
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DeSmetiana Collection, IX-C 8-35

Atlas: Map: (Side 2) 9" x 7". Marked on Side 1: “Victor’s map of Roothaan’s Lake." Roothaan is the modern Priest Lake.
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DeSmetiana Collection, IX-C 8-37

Atlas: Side 2) 15" x 12.5". Roothaan (Priest) Lake and Priest’s River. 2 maps on one sheet One map on each side of sheet. Both maps in ink, neatly made, with much descriptive data added in one corner of each map. Roothaan (Priest) Lake and Priest’s River.
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