Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title Translation: Description of New France where the various dwellings of the French are remarked, from the first discovery up to the present, received and drawn up on various modern relations

Barcode: 425

Creator: Boisseau, Jean, active 1637-1658

Publisher: Boisseau, Jean, active 1637-1658

Publishing Location: Paris

Region Depicted: Maryland · Delaware · Pennsylvania · New Jersey · New York (State) · Connecticut · Rhode Island · Massachusetts · Vermont · New Hampshire · Maine · New England · Eastern Canada · Ontario · Que?bec (Province) · Newfoundland and Labrador · Nova Scotia · Maritime Provinces · Nunavut · Manitoba · Ohio · Michigan · Wisconsin · Illinois · Indiana

Date Produced: 1643

Date Published: 1643

Language: French

Historical Context: Jean Boisseau took Champlain's large map of New France from 1632 and reduced it in size to make a more commercially viable product. He was, after all, a commercial cartographer and not a navigator. Although eleven years had passed since Champlain's original map had been published, Boiseau did not try to add any new details or place-names from any of the English or other French voyages. Instead, as has almost always been the case in commercial mapmaking, he simply copied his source directly. One benefit of Boisseau's reduction of Champlain's map is that it is now easier to contrast the configuration of New England on Champlain's original and later maps.

Subjects: Boisseau, Jean, active 1637-1658 · Maryland · Delaware · Pennsylvania · New Jersey · New York (State) · Connecticut · Rhode Island · Massachusetts · Vermont · New Hampshire · Maine · New England · Ontario · Newfoundland and Labrador · Nova Scotia · Maritime Provinces · Nunavut · Manitoba · Ohio · Michigan · Wisconsin · Illinois · Indiana · Canada, Eastern · Great Lakes Region (North America) · Maps--Early works to 1800 · New France ·

Map Type: Geographical

Dimensions: 35 x 55 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Note: "A Paris chez Iean Boisseau, Enlumineur du Roy pours les Cartes Geographiques, en l'Isle du Palais a la Royalle Fontaine de Iouuence". 1st state, separately published with Boisseau's imprint and dated 1643.

Brief Description: Map of Northeastern North America showing the Middle Atlantic States, New England, Eastern Canada, and the Great Lakes region

Physical Description: 1 map: colored, illustrated

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche, 1643, Description de la Novvelle France ou sont remarquees les diuerses habitations des Francois, depuis la premiere descouuerte jusques a present, receuillie et dressée sur diuerses relations modernes, 1643

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/425.0001