Tabula Nautica

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Hessel Gerritsz/ Theodore De Bry. Tabula Nautica.
[Frankfurt am Main: DeBry, 1613].

The information on this map was based on Henry Hudson’s logbook, which survived the mutiny aboard his ship. This map, originally published in 1611, the year that Hudson died, is the first to show Hudson Bay. For the next 150 years it was assumed that a northwest passage would be discovered through Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay.

Gift of George Weston Ltd.