1534 Map

Detail from 1534 Map Showing Lavvrao (Labrador).
This map was made by Giovanni Benedetto for Arthur de Cossé in 1534. It illustrates how the name Lavvrao, or Lavrador was adopted in the early 16th century following the explorations of João Fernandes. North is oriented towards the south-east corner of this map.

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).

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