Part of Inscription Omitted

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Newfoundland 223

     Barbara McTaggart writes, "The designer of the stamp did not copy the original too faithfully, omitting part of the inscription. However, it was Mason himself who drew it upside down." On the orientation of the map, see the compass rose. It is clearly marked with South at the top. The inscription is below the words, NEWFOUND LAND. It reads, "Described by Captaine John Mason." What is omitted reads, "an industrious Gent who spent seven years in the Country." Also the stamp omits a coat of arms under the scale on the original.

SCN 223

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