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Partie de l'Amérique septent? qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada

This hand-colored map of the Canadian north features a cartouche engraved and signed by C. (Catherine) Haussard. Marie Catherine and her sister Elizabeth were 18th-century Parisian engravers who specialized in the creation of cartouches – the decorative and informative label identifying a map, its author and the subject. The sisters were daughters of noted French engraver Jean-Baptiste Haussard, who trained them in the art of engraving. The cartouche shown here incorporates popular 18th-century symbols of North America – pine trees, a beaver, and a Native American canoe.

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  • Boston Public Library
  • 1755
  • French
  • Borders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Animal
  • Cartouche
  • Hand Coloring
  • Printed

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