John Mason map

John Mason's map of Newfoundland, ca. 1617.
In 1616, Mason was appointed Governor of the English colony at Cupid's Cove (Cuperts Cove on the map), Conception Bay. Mason was the first Englishman to draw a map of Newfoundland. Old maps like this one were often inverted in their orientation and drawn with North situated at the bottom of the map. See detail map for a clearer image of the peninsula called North Falkland on the map (today called the Bonavista Peninsula), and of the Latin statement "C Bona Vista a Caboto primum Reperta."
Courtesy of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives, Memorial University of Newfoundland Library, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Detail from the John Mason map.

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