Chart showing Nova Scotia to Cape Cod

This chart showing Nova Scotia to Cape Cod, based on Samuel de Champlain’s observations, was published in 1607. Charts are navigation aids that show shorelines and ocean features to help mariners plot their routes. Europe’s first sea charts were simple outlines of coastlines made to supplement written or oral directions. They later evolved into more accurate navigation aids based on astronomy and mathematics.

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This chart showing Nova Scotia to Cape Cod, based on Samuel de Champlain’s observations, was published in 1607.
Type: Map
Image Date: 1607
Credit: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Origin: Library of Congress
G3321.P5 1607 .C4 Vault Vellum 15
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This chart showing Nova Scotia to Cape Cod, based on Samuel de Champlain’s observations, was published in 1607.