Item MAP 686 - Nova Francia et Regiones Adiacentes

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Nova Francia et Regiones Adiacentes

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NSSXA MAP 686

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  • 1633 (Creation)
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    Laet, Johannes de

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1 map : col. : 36 x 28 cm

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De Laet was born in Antwerp and worked as a merchant and trader. He devoted his spare time to compiling and publishing "The History of the New World" which includes early representations of Nova Scotia. De Laet died in December 1649 while in The Hague.

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Item is the first printed map to include an accurate depiction of Prince Edward Island, and the earliest depiction of a north-south orientated Lake Champlain.

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