New France

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New France about 1750.
The Viceroyalty of New France (French: Vice-royauté de Nouvelle-France) was the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River, by Jacques Cartier in 1534, to the cession of New France to Spain and Britain in 1763. At its peak in 1712 (before the Treaty of Utrecht), the territory of New France extended from Newfoundland to the Rocky Mountains and from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.[1]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "New France" in Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_France (accessed 2 May 2009).