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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Champlain
Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania Library
Samuel de Champlain,
Les Voyages du Sieur de Champlain capitaine ordinarie pour le Roy en la Nouvelle France es annees 1615 et 1618.

Paris: Claude Collet, 1619.

This engraving shows a deer-trap used by Algonquin and Montagnais tribes near Quebec. Champlain, unlike most European observers, describes some native hunting and agricultural practices in detail, although the landscape here resembles that of a European hunting scene rather than that of Eastern Canada.

[See also in this exhibition, two engravings of Hurons from this edition]

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