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A Schenck re-issue of Visscher's 1685 map of the Appalachian-Arcadian region of Canada. The area renowned for its abundant fishing banks including the Grand Banks (le Grand Banc de Terre Neuve) had always been a highly prized territory. The map plumbs the depths of the main banks and marks Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal), the first permanent French colony in North America. The inset shows the settlement of Louisbourg, second only to Quebec in importance during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its enormous fortifications destroyed successively by the American colonists and the British.

Second state. 1757.

600 x 480 mm.

Period colour.

Paper a little time-stained.

Carte Nouvelle ... le Canada ou Nouvelle France ... Nicolas Visscher [1757]

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