Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 02 by Samuel de Champlain

Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 02

By Samuel de Champlain

  • Release Date: 1635-01-01
  • Genre: Essais et mémoires
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This is a travel history book. Of Saintonge, Captain in ordinary to the King in the Marine. made in the exploration of New France, describing not only the countries, coasts, rivers, ports, and harbors, with their latitudes and the various deflections of the Magnetic Needle, but likewise the religious belief of the inhabitants, their superstitions, mode of life and warfare; furnished with numerous illustrations. Together with two geographical maps: the first for the purposes of navigation, adapted to the compass as used by mariners, which deflects to the north-east; the other in its true meridian, with longitudes and latitudes, to which is added the Voyage to the Strait north of Labrador, from the 53d to the 63d degree of latitude, discovered in 1612 by the English when they were searching for a northerly course to China.

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