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British Admiralty Nautical Chart 4774: Canada - Québec/Quebec, Fleuve Saint-Laurent/St. Lawrence River, Havre-Saint-Pierre et/and Cap des Rosiers à/to Pointe des Monts

Phare de Cap-des-Rosiers

Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse, Gaspèsie, Québec, Canada

Map of King Haakon VII Sledge Expedition 1905

British Royal Navy warships - above, a 'third-rater' - below, a ship of the First Rate

St. John's

St. John's Newfoundland, Canada

The entrance to the Québec Court of Appeal in Montréal, Québec, Canada

Saint John, New Brunswick

Southeast Corner of Prince William & Princess, Saint John, New Brunswick.

Canadian Legion war services mobile canteen outside University Avenue Armouries, Toronto, c. 1940. #WW2 #homefront #vintage #Canada

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.

Polar Chart to Illustrate A. Petermann's Papers on the Arctic Regions (1852) by…