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Amerique Septentrionale

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Amerique Septentrionale / Maine Historical Society

<strong>Chapter 2, page 40.</strong>

Many European governments hired explorers and mapmakers to chart land, like this map of New England in 1650, so that they could claim it for their country.

Because of this, maps were extremely valuable, and were even stolen by rival mapmakers.