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The mission of the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library is to support and encourage the Library’s efforts to acquire, study, present, promote, and provide for the rare books, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that comprise its collections. 

Louis Hennepin, Charte eines sehr grossen Landes zwischen Neü Mexico und dem Eyss Meer, Hr. Gross Brittanische May[e]st.[ät] Wilhelm III unterthänigüberreich (Bremen, 1699).First map of Lake Superior, drawn by Jesuits ca. 1670; published by Claude Dablon, Paris, 1672.