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Title Découverte et évolution cartographique de Terre-Neuve et des pays circonvoisins 1497-1501-1769: essais de géographie historique et documentaire / par Henry Harrisse; clichés de la première partie (40), [1899 Nov. 25-1900 Jan. 21]
Cartographer Harrisse, Henry (1829-1910)
Date 25 Nov 1899 - 21 Jan 1900
Document Type Map
Description Two notebooks compiled by Henry Harrisse in 1899, containing 161 stereotype proofs of maps to be used as illustrations for Découverte et évolution cartographique de Terre Neuve et des pays circonvoisins 1497-1501-1769: essais de géographie historique et documentaire (Paris: H. Welter, 1900). Maps document how the Europeans’ conception of the New World, Newfoundland and New France (Canada) in particular, changed cartographically over a period of 300 years of discoveries and explorations. Black and white proofs, generally mounted several to a page, and unmounted proofs tipped in (volume 1 contains eight of these tipped in; volume 2 includes one), are labelled and numbered in pencil, and include Harrisse’s notes on additions and deletions. There is also a manuscript map of early Canada drawn by Harrisse, affixed to the inside front cover of volume 1.
Places Newfoundland, Canada
Keywords exploration, colonialism, geographical survey
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Subarctic
Language French
Physical Description

2 volumes ([46]; [48] leaves, bound): 161 maps; 22 cm.

Last [6] leaves of volume 1 and last [29] leaves of volume 2 are blank.

In black cloth-covered clamshell box, with gold-stamped box title 'Evolution cartographique 1-2'.

Additional Information

Black cloth covers; inkstamp of the 'Papeterie du Bon Marché' in Paris; dealer description affixed to front cover of volume 1.

Manuscript note signed by Charles Chadenat on leaf [2] of volume 1, stating that both notebooks were entirely compiled by Harrisse, and that the manuscript frontispiece map of volume 1 and all annotations are by him; Chadenat’s inkstamp is below note, and on inside front cover of volume 2.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 361
Catalogue Link https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&v1=1&BBRecID=174388