Thursday, June 17, 2010
Canada - Jt Issue with Italy - Cabot's 1497 Voyage
This FDC was issued by Canada Post Corporation on 24.6.1997. The two stamps are a joint issue by Canada and Italy. This was to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Giovanni Caboto's (known in English as John Cabot; c. 1450 – c. 1499) voyage to the West. Caboto was an Italian navigator and explorer who's 1497 discovery of North America is commonly held to be the first European voyage to the continent since Norse exploration of the Americas in the early eleventh century. The official position of the Canadian and United Kingdom governments is that he landed on the island of Newfoundland.