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[La Nuova Francia.] [cartographic material]. 



Place of creation



Appresso i Giunti

1 map : woodcut ; 27 x 37 cm on sheet 31 x 42 cm.

Scope and content

The first printed map devoted to New England and New France, showing the eastern seaboard from New York Bay to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The map is the first to use the name New France and one of the earliest to delineate New York Harbor and Manhattan with any accuracy.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC21062
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #302
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional information

The original wood engraving was made to illustrate Giovanni Battista Ramusio: Navigationi et viaggi (Venice, 1556). See Johann G. Kohl, "A history of the discovery of the east coast of North America, particularly the coast of Maine; from the Northmen in 990 to the charter of Gilbert in 1578": Documentary history of the state of Maine (Portland, Maine Historical Society, 1869), pl. XI; Justin Winsor: Narrative and critical history of America (Boston and New York, 1889), IV, 91; Henry Harrisse: Découverte et évolution cartographique de Terre-Neuve et des pays circonvoisins 1497-1501-1769 (Paris, 1900), 252; Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes: The inconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909 (New York, 1916), II, pl. 14; William Francis Ganong: Crucial maps ..., Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 1934, Sec. II, 153.

Pictorial relief.

Includes illustrations showing the flora and fauna as well as the Indigenous peoples, sea monsters and sailing ships.

In upper left margin: 353

In upper right margin: 354

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For other copies and or states see Mikan 4361540 (NMC 8684) ; Mikan 4147790 (NMC 52408] ; Mikan 3017758

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Entry 15B
Burden, Entry 25
Burden, Entry 35, 1606 (Block 2)

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC21062

Exhibitions note
Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" An Exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum April 1958

Subject heading

1. New France - Maps - Early works, 1651-1700.
2. New England - Maps - Early works, 1651-1700.
3. Early works, 1651-1700. Canada, Eastern


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