EXTRACT FROM “A CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH POSSESSIONS IN NORTH AMERICA”
FOR THE BETTER EXPLAINING OF THE MAP PUBLISHED WITH THAT TITLE, BY J. PALAIRET, AGENT OF THEIR HIGH MIGHTINESSES THE STATES GENERAL OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, &c. London:
1755, p. 8.
This Country is situated betwixt the 50th and 64th Degrees of N. Latit., and bounded on the North by Hudson's Bay and Streights, which separate it from the Countries of the Artie Circle ; on the East by the North Sea, on the South by Canada and the Gulph of St. Lawrence, and on the West by Countries unknown.
It received the Name of New Britain from the English. That Part of it which lies to the East of Hudson's Bay, received the Name of Labrador from the Spaniards ; and that of Esquimaux, from a savage People who inhabit the South-East Part of it.
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The Coasts are all that is known of this great Country. New Britain consists properly in that Track of Land, which is divided into two Parts by Hudson's Bay, one to the East of it, and the other to the West.