A Collection of Documents Relating to Jacques Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval. Publications of the Canadian Archives - No. 14. Henry Percival BIGGAR.
A Collection of Documents Relating to Jacques Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval. Publications of the Canadian Archives - No. 14.

A Collection of Documents Relating to Jacques Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval. Publications of the Canadian Archives - No. 14.

Ottawa. Public Archives. 1930. Soft cover. tall8vo, 25cm, xxxvii,577p., appendix, rebound in tan fine grain book cloth with the original printed wrappers laid down, tape stains on the original cover wrap else a fine sound clean copy. (cdn) Documents concerning the discovery of the America by the founders of Quebec in French, English and some in Spanish. - T.P.L. 10. O'Dea 1959. Two hundred ninety three documents in English, French and some in Spanish concerning the discovery of the America, in the 16th Century, printed here mainly for the first time, relating to Newfoundland and New France. A continuation of Biggar's earlier compilation, The Precursors of Jacques Cartier. Cartier was commissioned in 1534 to make a voyage of exploration to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. He passed through the Strait of Belle Isle, crossed to the coast of Gasp, where he first came into contact with the Natives, and penetrated the Gulf of St. Lawrence as far as Anticosti. In the spring of 1535 he made a second voyage and ascended as far as the Island of Montreal. He wintered in the neighbourhood of the present city of Quebec, and in 1536 returned to France. His third voyage did not take place until 1541; and on this occasion he was subordinate to the Sieur de Roberval. To whom the King of France had issued a commission as Lieutenant-General. Cartier revisited the island of Montreal, and again spent a winter in Canada, waiting for Roberval; but in the spring of 1542 he returned to France, passing Roberval at St. John's Newfoundland. It is probable that the voyage of 1541-42 was his last visit to the St. Lawrence valley, of which he had been the discoverer. He died at St. Malo on Sept 1, 1557. (Wallace). Item #39712

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