Nova tabula geographica complectens, borealiorem Americae partem, in qua exacte delineatae sunt Canada sive Nova Francia, Nova Scotia, Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, Pensylvania, Virginia, Carolina, et Terra Nova

Author: Visscher, Nicolaes
Date: 1720
Location: Canada, New England, New York (State), North America, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Dimensions: 45.0 x 55.0 cm.
Scale: ca. 1:4,500,000


This pair of late-17th-century Dutch maps depicts the French and British colonies in northeastern North America extending from the Carolinas to Newfoundland. The maps' central focus includes New England along with the former Dutch colony of New Netherlands and the French settlements along the St. Lawrence River, labeled as New France or Canada. Names of indigenous tribes occupy the unknown interior, while the settled coast has European place names. First published about 1689, this is the last state of the map (published about 1720), which is identified by an inset showing the French fortress of Louisburg on Cape Breton Island.

Left sheet: G3300 1720 .V5; Right sheet: G3410 1720 .V5

In order to view this page you need Flash Player 9+ support!

Get Adobe Flash player

Map Viewer: Modern - [change] | [FULLSCREEN]
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (