Section of Gerolamo da Verrazzano's map of the world, 1529.
This 16th-century map was produced by the brother of the
Florentine explorer, Giovanni da Verrazzano. In 1524, Verrazzano
sailed along the North American east coast as far north as Newfoundland
while searching for a Western route to Asia.
Courtesy of the Vatican Photo Library (Foto Biblioteca Vaticana),
Vatican City. From André Vachon, in collaboration with Victorin Chabot and André
Desrosiers, Dreams of Empire: Canada before 1700, Records of Our History series,
English transl. by John F. Flinn (Ottawa, Ontario: Public Archives of Canada,
©1982) 30. Plate 13.