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Rejouissance des Peuples du Canada, pentant que l ´on porte de ……./Convoi funebre des Peuples du Canada

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Article ID AMC0780
Artist Picart (1673-1733)
Bernard Picart (also Pikahr) (1673-1733) was a French engraver and book illustrator. In 696 he went to the Academy in Antwerp and in 1698 to Amsterdam, where he worked as a book illustrator. His most distinguished works include the portrait of his father, Prince Eugene, the child murder and the engravings for the Traité des cérémonies religieuses de toutes les nations. His engravings of the gems in the collection of Baron von Stosch, which, unlike other works of the time, were very faithful to the original, are also known.
Title Rejouissance des Peuples du Canada, pentant que l ´on porte de ……./Convoi funebre des Peuples du Canada
Year dated 1723
Description Representation of the ceremonies of canadian natives.
Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century, British and French expeditions explored and later settled along the Atlantic coast. As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. In 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, by the royal prerogative of Queen Elizabeth I, founded St. John's, Newfoundland, as the first North American English colony. French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrived in 1603 and established the first permanent European settlements at Port Royal (in 1605) and Quebec City (in 1608). Among the colonists of New France, Canadiensextensively settled the Saint Lawrence River valley and Acadians settled the present-day Maritimes, while fur traders and Catholic missionaries explored the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and the Mississippi watershed to Louisiana. The Beaver Wars broke out in the mid-17th century over control of the North American fur trade. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 established First Nation treaty rights, created the Province of Quebec out of New France, and annexed Cape Breton Island to Nova Scotia. After the successful American War of Independence, The 1783 Treaty of Paris recognized the independence of the newly formed United States and set the terms of peace, ceding British North American territories south of the Great Lakes to the new country. the Constitutional Act of 1791 divided the province of Canada into French-speaking Lower Canada (later Quebec) and English-speaking Upper Canada (later Ontario), granting each its own elected legislative assembly.
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)32 x 20,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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