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No. 1433.

A NEW MAPP OF AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALE.1

DESIGNED BY MONSIEUR SANSON AND REVISED INTO ENGLISH, AND ILLUSTRATED BY RICHARD BLOME. 15 x 22. London, for R. Blome, 1669.

Blome follows Sanson and shows Canada or New France as extending to Hudson bay as far west as Button bay and to Hudson strait, on the north, and to the Atlantic on the east. In the text, part IV, p. 4, he says that :

“Under the name of Canadiana is understood that part of America which is about Canada, where the English, French, Hollanders, Danes and Swedes have divers Colonies.”

The country to the north of Canada is designated “Artick Landes.” Ungava peninsula is designated “Estotiland, Terra de Labrador & New Britanie.”

Blome also says:

“Under the name of Canada or New France, we esteem that which is on both sides the great River of Canada, or St. Laurence, with the Isles that are before its Mouth, unto, and so far as this River is known and from the Gulfs and Streights of Davis and Hudson unto New Spain or Mexico. In this extent of Country, we have the Isles of Newfoundland, Terra di Labrador, Canada, which communicates its name to the rest, Acadia. Saguenay, the Irocois, the Hurons, the Algonquins, with about a hundred other sorts of people, whose names are known.

“North of Canada is Estottiland, or Terra de Labrador near Hudsons Streight ; it is called sometimes the land of Cortereal, and sometimes New Brittany ; however, I esteem it a part of New France.”

1In Blome (Richard). A geographical description of the four parts of the world. fol. London, for R. Blome, 1670. pl. 4.

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