Desliens world map showing a portion North America, ca. 1541.
Detail shows Newfoundland and "St. Jehan" (highlighted with green text and arrow).
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
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). Text added by Duleepa Wijayawardhana, 1998.
Larger version of Desliens' map