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Poli Arctici et circumiatacentium terrarum descriptio novissima [cartographic material] / 





Place of creation


1 map : hand col. 43 cm in diam. on sheet 47 x 55 cm.

Scope and content

Map shows the Northern hemisphere from the Noth pole to 50 degrees north latitude.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27813
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
250 Item no. assigned by LAC 250
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/10000/[1636] copy 1

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Relief shown pictorially

Prime meridian Faero Island.

Copperplate engraving.

On verso: Text in english, pp. 43-44 "The Pole Arctique, and the description of the Septentrionall or Northern Lands".

From: Mercator and Hondius: Atlas or A Geographicke descriptions of the Regions, countires and Kingdoms of the world, through Europe, Asia, Africa and America, 1636.

This copy differs from other copy in collection in that it lacks the decorative border found on item 251.

On verso map has Signature "N" and catchword "thed".

Map has two cartouches: Title cartouche and a blank cartouche located on the right side of the map.

Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 250.

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

Related materials
For other state see Mikan 3819685 (NMC 9997)

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 246, pp. 311-313, State 2, 1636
Kershaw, vol. 1, entry 97, p. 99, First state, english ed.
Koeman, vol. 2, Entry ME 41A, p. 373-374.

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27813.

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, March 1954 entitled "The Discovery & Mapping of the Great Lakes 'Sweet Water' 1522-1703 showcasing MacDonald's Collection.

Subject heading

Arctic regions