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[Detail] Vue de Quebec, capitale du Canada. 1755.

Historical Comprehension: Analyzing Historical Maps

Maps, like other historical documents, may contain biases. Thus, when analyzing maps, one must consider who created the map and why. Study the map below, carefully reading the bibliographic information. Who created the map? What was the purpose in creating the map?  Can you detect any bias in the map?

Select another map from the collection for analysis. Who created this map? What was the purpose in creating the map?  Can you detect any bias in the map?