Samuel de Champlain ~ 1567 - 1635

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     In 1603 Samuel de Champlain was sent to New France to map the areas discovered by Jacques Cartier. The map, Description des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouvelle France (Description of the Coasts, Ports and Islands of New France), was drawn on vellum personally by Champlain. It provided the first complete delineation of the territory of New France from Cape Sable to Cape Cod. It shows Port Royal, Frenchmanís Bay, the St. John, St. Croix, Penobscot and Kennebec rivers, and many islands. In 1915 it was bequeathed to the Library of Congress by Henry Harrisse.

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