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Le Canada faict par le Sr de Champlain, ou sont La Nouvelle France, La Nouvelle Angleterre, La Nouvelle Holande, La Nouvelle Svede, La Virginie &c ...

Origin: Europe, France, Paris
OH: 18 3/4" X OW: 24 1/2"
Black and white line engraving with period outline color
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Barry, III, Mr. and Mrs. Macon F. Brock, Mr. and Mrs. David R. Goode, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad M. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Moorman, IV, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Roberts.
Acc. No. 2017-198
Title: LE CANADA/ facit par le S.r de Champlain,/ où sont/ LA NOUVELLE FRANCE,/ LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE,/ LA NOUVELLE HOLANDE,/LA NOUVELLE SVEDE,/LA VIRGINIE &c./ Avec les Nations voisines/et autres Terres nouvellement decouverres,/ Suivant les Memoires de P. Du Val./Geographe du Roy./ A PARIS En l’Isle du palais. au coin de la rue de Harlay/ Avec Privilege du Roy. 1677
Label:The plate for this map was first engraved in 1616 to accompany Champlain's 1619 "Les Voyages" and shows the important discoveries made during a series of explorations undertaken in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Champlain's voyages resulted in the founding of Quebec, the first successful French colony in North America. Currently, there is only one surviving copy of the map from the 1616 printing. The plate was eventually purchased by Pierre Duval (publisher of this version) from Gabriel Tavernier, the original publisher. Duval added many place names and issued the map at various times between 1653 and 1677.

This map is published in William C. Wooldridge, "Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War" (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), #28.