In 1606, Parisian lawyer, poet and playwright Marc Lescarbot accompanied one of his clients, Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt to Acadia. Curious about the country he saw on his travels, he recorded his impressions in his Histoire de la Nouvelle-France (1609), in which he also reported the discoveries of the two great explorers Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain. Through an analysis of Lescarbot's book and other published and manuscript travel narratives, the 18th-century geographer Guillaume Delisle drew up the final version of his Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle-France et des découvertes qui y ont été faites [Map of Canada, or New France, and of the discoveries that were made there].

Cartographic Compilation
Cartographic transcription by Guillaume Delisle of the geographic and ethnographic data derived from the travel accounts of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain and included in Marc Lescarbot's Histoire de la Nouvelle-France, before 1703
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