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Map that named Canada for sale

Map that named Canada for sale

The keepers of the country’s cartographic treasures are coveting a rare, 444-year-old map to be sold next month in Paris that was one of the first printed depictions of the world to use the name “Canada.”

A friend tipped me off to this story. It’s a wonder to think how cartographic materials have lasted for so long, and it’s interesting to see how they play a role in history. If no one wrote down (and mapped) “Canada”, would the name have stayed?

I tried going to Christie’s online, but couldn’t fing this exact map in their catalogue, thoguh there were pictures of lots of other cool maps!

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Map that named Canada for sale

Map that named Canada for sale

The keepers of the country’s cartographic treasures are coveting a rare, 444-year-old map to be sold next month in Paris that was one of the first printed depictions of the world to use the name “Canada.”

A friend tipped me off to this story. It’s a wonder to think how cartographic materials have lasted for so long, and it’s interesting to see how they play a role in history. If no one wrote down (and mapped) “Canada”, would the name have stayed?

I tried going to Christie’s online, but couldn’t fing this exact map in their catalogue, thoguh there were pictures of lots of other cool maps!

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