Desliens world map showing a portion of North America, ca. 1541.
In the middle of the 16th century French chart making was concentrated in Normandy and
particularly in Dieppe. Nicholas Desliens' world map of 1541 was among the earliest
productions of the Dieppe school. In addition to the 1541 map, two world maps created
in 1566 and 1567 are also credited to Desliens.
From Henry Harrisse, Découverte et évolution
cartographique de Terre Neuve et des pays circonvoisins 1497-1501-1769: essais
de géographie historique et
documentaire (London: Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, 1900).
Detail from Desliens' map