European Approaches to North America, 1450–1640

1st Edition

David B.Quinn

Routledge
Published December 21, 1998
Reference - 354 Pages
ISBN 9780860787693 - CAT# Y283839
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

European Approaches to North America, 1450-1640 by David Quinn provides a series of insights into the early cartography and exploration of the North Atlantic and North America, and what was believed and written about this by Europeans. Its focus is the two hundred years from the mid-15th century. The work demonstrates how detailed studies can throw much light on more general developments, and enable them to be seen close up. It is primarily concerned with English developments, but looks also at Champlain and Henri IV and the origins of French settlement in Canada, while the final paper - one of four not previously published - presents a broader, comparative perspective on European settlement patterns.

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