Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557). La Nuova Francia

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Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557).

La Nuova Francia.


Venice, 1565.

12 1/2 x 15 1/2 sheet.

This unusual map is the first map to focus on the area of New England and New France and the first to use the name Nuova Francia. Derived from the Gastaldi’s 1548 regional map, the cartography is based largely on Verrazzano and Cartier’s reports resulting in a curious depiction of the Hudson and St. Lawrence rivers. This example is the second state, as evidenced by the addition of weeping willow trees.

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