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Father Marquette with Jolliet

Exploration of Canada, Investigators

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 13, 1987
Year 1987
Quantity 4,290,000
Denomination
34¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Series Exploration of Canada, Investigators
Series Time Span 1987
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

The explorers of New France introduced Europeans to the Canadians Indians, outlined the geography of Central Canada and found the way west. In 1672 the Governor of New France commissioned Joliet, fur trader, organist and former candidate for the priesthood, to lead an expedition to the Mississippi River. He and Father Marquette, a Jesuit fluent in six Indian languages, discovered the Mississippi in 1673 and determined that it flowed south, not west. Artist Frederick Hagan of Newmarket, Ontario, created the images for these stamps. The paintings project the power of strong colour to evoke the moods of changing seasons and landscape. Forest, lake, river and hilltops combine with elements of cartography and the heraldry of flags to suggest the activities and experiences of the early explorers of Central Canada. J.F. Britton of Oakville, Ontario, prepared the typography for the stamp designs.

Creators

Designed by Frederick Hagan.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1987.

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