The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Title Partie de la Novvelle Angleterre contenant les villes, les bourgs, et le commerce des habitans
Cartographer Foster, John (1648-1681); Hubbard, William (c.1621-1704)
Document Type Map
Description Unsigned map of New England bounded by the Hudson River valley from Albany south to Staten Island and Long Island, and from Albany east to the New Hampshire coast. Keyed to references 1-59 in side margins, some related to local defenses and early-18th-century French raids on English settlements in the region, including the August 1708 raid on Haverhill, Massachusetts, led by officers Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville and Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Ours Deschaillons (see the Dictionary of Canadian Biography).
Names Hertel de Rouville, Jean-Baptiste; Saint-Ours Deschaillons, Jean-Baptiste de
Places New England, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, United States
Keywords British Colonialism, settlement, white settlement, white settlers, war, Pequot War
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 503 x 512 mm, on sheet 562 x 1,203 mm.

Pen-and-ink and watercolour (green, brown, red, yellow); mounted on cloth.

Additional Information

Sheet 88 of 115 numbered leaves in the Cartes Marines Manuscript Map Collection, detailing French colonial interests worldwide. Compiled c.1640-c.1726, probably under the direction of prominent members of the Besenval family, who served as high military officers and diplomats for the French crown, the maps detail French colonial interests in the style of military and naval cartographers. Most sheets are anonymous and undated. Bound together in 1727 as an atlas comprised of 117 numbered leaves; maps later disbound and mounted on cloth. All sheets are drawn with pen-and-ink and watercolour; most were previously folded. Each leaf catalogued individually.

Oriented with north at right.

Derived from unsigned woodcut by John Foster, 'A Map of New-England, being the first that ever was here cut'. Issued in William Hubbard, A Narrative of the troubles with the Indians (Boston: printed by John Foster, 1677).

References: Woodward, David, 'The Foster woodcut map controversy: a further examination of the evidence' in Imago Mundi 21 (1967): 51-61; cf. McCorkle, Barbara, New England in early printed maps, p. 41, nos. 677.2 and 677.3.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 30 sheet 88
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue