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Place of creation
Scope and content
Map of New England and the Northeast United States.
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
601 Item no. assigned by LAC 601
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Creator / Provenance
Copper plate engraving.
Includes compass rose.
Includes view of a Mohawk village (Modus muniendi apud Mahikanewses),
Map reflects the early Dutch exploration in the new world and is largely based on a manuscript map by Adriaen Block, a Dutch fur trader who explored the area between Cape Cod and Manhatten. Map is oriented so the noth is to the right.
Illustrated with depictions of animals (deer, foxes, bears,egerts, rabbits, cranes, beavers, polecats, otters and turkeys) and ships at sea. Also includes decorative title cartouche with native Americans, as well as scale cartouche.
On verso: page #6 titled Belgica Nova et Nova Anglia with signature 6 America E
Originally published in Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
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Citation / reference note
Koeman, vol. 1, entry B1 22 (6 America E )
Copy / version note
1. New England - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Northeastern States - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. United States - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. New York (State) - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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