"Extrema Americae Versus Boream, ubi Terra Nova Nova Francia, Adjacentiaq", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1662 (circa)
Publication: Atlas maior sive Geographia
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 17.6 inches
56.4 x 44.7 cm
This is a handsome map of the Canadian Maritimes based on Samuel de Champlain's great map of 1632 and augmented with place names from De Laet and Jansson. Blaeu's version shows Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador and the Davis and Hudson Straits as well as the southern tip of Greenland. The elaborate title cartouches symbolize the importance of the Grand Banks fisheries, which are boldly engraved on the map. Latin text on verso.
References: Burden #371, Goss (Blaeu) p. 158; Kershaw #149; Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 9130:2.
Fine original color. Professional repair of small tear in lower blank margin, and reinforcement of centerfold on verso.