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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.
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Canada--Maps--Early works to 1800
- Early maps
- Indigenous peoples
- Maine--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800--17th century
- North America--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800--17th century
- Wabanaki Indians
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