North America

By COLOM, Jacob Aertsz, 1668 

Paskaert van de Noordelijckste kuste van America Van Groenland door de Straet Davis en de Straet Hudson tot Terra Neuf

America North America
  • Author: COLOM, Jacob Aertsz
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Printed By himselfe dwellinge on the Corne-market in the Fyrie-Colom, with Priviledge
  • Publication date: 1668
  • Physical description: Engraved map in fine original outline hand-colour
  • Inventory reference: 3929

Notes

A chart of North America. It shows the recent explorations around Canada, including the places discovered and named by English explorers in the early seventeenth century. Baffin Bay to the north was first described by William Baffin in 1616; further south, Buttons Bay’ appears, now named after Henry Hudson. The strait navigated by Hudson in 1610 which links the bay with the Labrador Sea also appears, by then an important shipping route for the Hudson Shipping Company. And finally, the Davis Strait between Greenland and Canada, first explored by John Davis and then used for whale hunting. One of seven very rare charts of North America in the atlas.