Creator

Johannes Blaeu

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Document Type

StillImage

Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Identifier

206948

Description

Early map of Eastern Canada, etc., from the 1662 Latin edition of Blaeu's Atlas Maior, which shows Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador and the Davis and Hudson Straits as well as the southern tip of Greenland. It was the most extensive and accurate portrayal of New France available at that time, due largely to the fact that it was carefully copied from Champlain's map of 1632. The elaborate title cartouches symbolize the importance of the Grand Banks fisheries, which are noted on the map.

Broad Creation Date

1662

Dimensions

20" x 25"

Language

Latin

Other Location

Newfoundland; Labrador; Gulf of St. Lawrence; Davis Strait; Hudson Strait; Nova Scotia; Grand Banks; Canada

Keywords

Cartography; Maps

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