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John Mullett / James Otto Lewis, engraver, PLAN of DETROIT by JOHN MULLETT Engraved & Published by J.O. LEWIS, 1830. [Detroit:], 1830.

The earliest acquirable version of the Augustus Woodward plan of Detroit… “as authentic and correct as any work of the kind can ordinarily be”

An extraordinarily rare separately-published plan of Detroit, and the earliest-obtainable plan to exhibit the distinctive city layout developed by Augustus Woodward after the devastating fire of 1805. One of only two known examples, the other badly tattered. Mullett’s plan depicts the original part of city of Detroit as it was being rebuilt, redesigned and enlarged […]

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The first published map of Detroit

Founded in 1701 by French-Canadian settlers under Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, Detroit occupied a critical location on the Detroit River between Lakes Erie and Huron. For decades it remained one of North America’s most strategically-significant settlements, controlling a key route from Canada to the Old Northwest and the Mississippi Valley. Captured by the British […]

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An unrecorded plan of 1830s Detroit

An extraordinarily rare plan of 1830s Detroit, depicting its extension beyond the boundaries shown on the 1835 Farmer plan. The plan is not listed in Karrow, OCLC, Phillips, or Rumsey, and no other examples have been identified. The plan depicts a large portion of what is today downtown Detroit, encompassing the area bounded by the […]

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