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[ca. 1607-1613]



Place of creation




1 map : hand col. ; 32 x 47.3 cm on sheet 46 x 53.7 cm.

Scope and content

Maps shows an area covering Asia from the Black Sea and Moscow in the west to part of the northwest coast of America naming Cape de Fortuna and the strait of Anian. Map also shows Korea as an island and the great wall of China.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #633
Cartographic material
90: Open
Item no. assigned by LAC
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Decorative title cartouche on the bottom right corner of map. Decorative text box in bottom left corner contains text with a reference to Jodocus Hondius. next to this box is another decorative box "Millaria Germanica Communia" .

Includes decorative vignettes: of a nomadic tribe, tents and livestock near the top middle ofthe map. Along the left margin two figures titled "Tartari imago and Samogedi imago".

Plate from an early atlas. On verso: two pages of text. to the left page 352 (2 appears slightly raised) titled Tartaire. On the right upper corner 35e titled Tartaire OV L'Empire DV Grand Cham. Bottom right corner carries "PPPPPPP".

Relief shown pictorially.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Subject heading

Asia, East - Maps - Early Works, 1601-1650.