Category Archives: Maps

‘Tarontos Lac’: Geographer finds oldest known reference to Toronto on 340-year-old French map

A geographer has found what could be the earliest reference to Toronto on a map dated from 1678. In small lettering in one corner of the map was the name “Lac Tarontos,” written on what is now Lake Simcoe. The term … Continue reading

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John Mason’s Map (ca. 1617) Presentation May 17, 2013

You have probably seen John Mason’s Map of Newfoundland (ca. 1617).  If you have, you have probably wondered how this map fits into the early history of Newfoundland and the broader Atlantic World. Join us from 5-6 on Friday May … Continue reading

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Upcoming Early Modern Network Presentation-December 7, 2012

Please join us on Friday December 7, 2012 from 5-6pm in the Map Room of the Queen Elizabeth II Library. Dan Duda, QEII Map Librarian, will be discussing maps and map making in the early modern period. Click here to … Continue reading

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