Joannes de Laet

Joannes de Laet

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joannes or Johannes de Laet (Latinized as Ioannes Latius) (1581, Antwerp - buried 15 December 1649, Leiden) was a Dutch geographer and director of the Dutch West India Company. Philip Burden called his History of the New World, ..".arguably the finest description of the Americas published in the seventeenth century" and ..".one of the foundation maps of Canada." de Laet was the first to print maps with the names Manhattan, New Amsterdam (now New York) and Massachusetts.De Laet was born in Antwerp between September and December 1581, a son of cloth merchant Hans de Laet. In 1584, upon the fall of Antwerp to Spanish troops, the family, like tens of thousands of Protestant Flemings, fled to the Northern Netherlands and settled in Amsterdam.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135852000
  • 9786135852004