This digital exhibition was created by Paul Bary, who worked as a reference librarian at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and as a periodicals librarian at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York.

Since 2013, Mr. Bary has volunteered in the James Ford Bell Library on a variety of projects including the online exhibits Early Atlases and How They Shaped the World and Captain Cook’s Voyages of Discovery.

University of Minnesota, 2014.


The Mississippi River in the first printed account of the Marquette and Joliet explorations in 1673, with West at the top. In: Thévenot, Recueil de voyages de Mr. Thévenot. (Paris, 1681). Bell 1682 Th.