Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France

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Title

Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France

Description

Full title of the map is "Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Yorck, l'Isle de Terre Neuve, la Louisiane, et le cours de la riviere de Misisipi." The title turns out to be important, because this map's radically foreshortened perspective is there to emphasize French claims in the New World--and to minimize those of the British, as seen via the size of its colonies. The Great Lakes are a central location on this map, just over a decade after the Denonville expedition.

Nicolas de Fer was a cartographer better known for his striking graphics than for the accuracy of his maps. In addition to spatial manipulations, he makes a point of plotting French forts, trading posts, and (potential) Native American trading partners.

In addition to the map, this item also includes a detail that has been used for an animated gif in the story map "Translations: Hosmer's 'Yonnondio'"

Creator

Fer, Nicolas de (1646-1720) [Cartographer]
Loon, Herman van (fl. 1667-1674 ) [Engraver]

Date

1702

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

New York Public Library Digital Collections: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eebf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Format

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gif, 782 KB

Type

Map

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Original Format

Map

Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 14 in.

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