Five Centuries of Hydrography – An Exhibition on Ancient Charts

Carte de la nouuelle France, augmentée depuis la dernière seruant à la nauigation faicte en son vray meridien

Samuel de Champlain
Bibliothèque de l’Université Laval

The last map drawn by Champlain. It covers all of North America, explored by this great cartographer, from Acadia to the Mer douce (Lake Huron). The cartography of the territory unexplored by Champlain was drawn up according to the testimonies and the maps of his Amerindian allies and from English maps mainly for the region of Hudson Bay and Virginia. This map was drawn up to support negotiations to recover New France illegally occupied by the Kirke brothers in 1629.