Don Antonio de Alcedo’s 1786-89 Diccionario geografico-historico de las Indias Occidentale o America includes entries about countries, provinces, cities, villages, and hamlets; about every aspect of political, cultural and natural history; and about products from cochineal to zarzaparilla, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. As a Spanish military officer he naturally focused most of this monumental five-volumework on New Spain, from the North American southwest to Patagonia and Chile. This article covers his descriptions of Lake Superior, Nipigon, Michipicoten, and Michilimackinac.
"Don Antonio de Alcedo's Spanish Slant on the Upper Country,"
Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region: Vol. 10, Article 5.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/upper_country/vol10/iss1/5