Figure de la Terre Neuve, grande riviere de Canada, et cotes de l'ocean en la Nouvelle France, 1618

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Figure de la Terre Neuve, grande riviere de Canada, et cotes de l'ocean en la Nouvelle France, 1618

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About 500 years ago, Wabanakis first received Basque fishermen, Italian explorer Verrazano in 1524--though he noted they weren’t very friendly--French fur traders, and later, English colonists to their homeland.

This 1618 French map, based on a 1607 expedition by Marc Lescarbot, showed the Wabanaki communities (Etechemins) in relation to the rivers (Kinibeki/Kennebec, Norumbega/Penobscot, Sant le Croix/Saint Croix) as well as the landscape of New England and the Maritimes. European settlements are designated with crosses and houses.

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  • Title: Figure de la Terre Neuve, grande riviere de Canada, et cotes de l'ocean en la Nouvelle France, 1618
  • Creator: Marc Lescarbot
  • Creation Date: 1618
  • Subject Date: 1607
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 48.3 cm
  • Local Code: Map FF 751
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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