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Description: This very large and beautifully hand coloured map of Eastern Canada & the northern Arctic regions from the west coast of Ireland to Hudson and Baffins Bay - showing the whole of Greenland and Iceland - was published by Pierre Mortier in his 1693 edition of Neptune Francois' sea-atlas.
Background:This map shows the Canadian arctic as it was known at the end of the 17th century. A large and decorative chart showing from the west coast of Ireland, Iceland, Greenland and the bays of Arctic America. The abundance of English placenames is a testament to their efforts to find the North West Passage, thus reaching the east without having to pass the French and Spaniards! Published in Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', it also appeared in Mortier's 'Neptune Francois' sea-atlas. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, green, pink General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 38in x 24 1/2in (950mm x 620mm) Plate size: - 33n x 23in (840mm x 580mm) Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - NonePlate area: - None Verso: - None