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“A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada” by Thomas Jeffreys, (c. 1745). See all those ports listed along the coastline? Forget gold, pirates were interested in people living there. #cdnhistory #piratesincanada

Pirates of the Maritimes

Digitized historical maps of Nova Scotia including digitized collections help at the Nova Scotia Archives

From a 1897 guidebook for gold seekers, a map of the #Klondike region and gold bearing creeks. #goldrush

The Klondike Gold Rush

From a 1897 guidebook for gold seekers, a map of the region and gold bearing creeks.

Carte De L'Acadie Contenant by Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin (1702). #cdnhistory #cartography

Acadia at the Beginning of the 18th Century

Posts about Cartography on All About Canadian History

Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France et des Decouvertes qui y ont été faites (Map of Canada or New France and the Discoveries Made There) by Guillaume Delisle (c. post-1703)

How to Draw a Map of New France Without Ever Visiting

Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France et des Decouvertes qui y ont été faites (Map of Canada or New France and the Discoveries Made There) by Guillaume Delisle (c. post-1703)

A New Map of Part of North America by Arthur Dobbs and Joseph La France (1744). #cartography #cdnhistory

Maps and Monopolies

A New Map of Part of North America by Arthur Dobbs and Joseph La France

Bay of Fundy and Harbour of Annapolis Royal (as observed by Nathaniel Blackmore in 1711-1712) by Herman Moll (1732). #cdnhistory

New Scotland?!

Bay of Fundy and Harbour of Annapolis Royal (as observed by Nathaniel Blackmore in by Herman Moll

La Canada ou Partie de la Nouvelle France, contenant la Terre de Labrador la Nouvelle France, les Isles de Terre neuve, de Nostre Dame by Pierre Mortier (c. 1700). #cdnhistory #cartography

The Inaccuracy of “Accurate” Maps

La Canada ou Partie de la Nouvelle France, contenant la Terre de Labrador la Nouvelle France, les Isles de Terre neuve, de Nostre Dame by Pierre Mortier (c. 1700). #cdnhistory #cartography

Newfound Land (1625), described by Captain John Mason. Published in William Vaughan’s Cambrensium Caroleia.

An Ex-Pirate’s Newfoundland

Newfound Land described by Captain John Mason. Published in William Vaughan’s Cambrensium Caroleia.

Juan de la Cosa’s Mappa Mundi (Map of the World) (c. 1500) The earliest European artographic work to depict the Americas.

New World, New Map

Juan de la Cosa’s Mappa Mundi (Map of the World) (c. The earliest European artographic work to depict the Americas.

Browse All : Images of Canada - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Browse All : Images of Canada from 1657 - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Samuel de Champlain’s Carte de la Nouvelle France (1632).

Champlain’s Final Map

Hessel Gerritsz’s Tabula Nautica (1612). This map is historic not just because it is the first to show the Hudson Bay, but there is a story of tragedy and death behind it. #henryhudson

Betrayers and Mutineers

Samuel de Champlain’s Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse faictte par le sieur de Champlain Saint Tongois cappitaine ordinaire pour le Roy en la Marine (1612).

Advertising New France

Samuel de Champlain’s Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse faictte par le sieur de Champlain Saint Tongois cappitaine ordinaire pour le Roy en la Marine (1612).

Johannes Ruysch’s Map of the World (1508).

The Island of Codfish

Johannes Ruysch’s Map of the World

Il designo del discoperto della Nova Franza by Paolo Forlani (1566). "One of the first maps to show North America only and to include the name 'Canada.'"

Canada Makes an Appearance

Il designo del discoperto della Nova Franza by Paolo Forlani "One of the first maps to show North America only and to include the name 'Canada.

The Siege of Toronto during the Troubles of December 1837 #cdnhistory

The Battle of Montgomery’s Tavern

The Siege of Toronto during the Troubles of December 1837 #cdnhistory