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Place of creation
Scope and content
This was the first map devoted to the Pacific Ocean published in 1589 and commemorating Ferdinand Magellan's discovery of the Ocean some 70 years earlier. The map includes parts of the East Indies, New Guinea and Japan and extends to the entire Western seaboard of the Americas. Magellan's ship "Victoria" is shown emerging in triumph from the Straits that bear his name, guns firing in celebration.
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
560 Item no. assigned by LAC 560
Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.
Creator / Provenance
Cartouche at bottom left of map: Genio et ingenio nobili dn. Nicolao Roccoxio, Patricio Antverpiensi, eiusdemque urbis Senatori / Abrahamus Ortelius, Regiae Mts. geographus lub. merito dedicabit.
On verso text in Spanish: "Mar Pacifico o del Zvr". Also has ms "6" added to page.
Includes a decorative border and illustrations of various ships.
Plate 6 from: Theatro del mondo / de Abrahamo Ortelio.
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 560.
Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 74, pp 93-95.
Koeman, vol. 3, Entry Ort 25, no.19
Copy / version note
1. Pacific Ocean - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Pacific Ocean - Maps.
3. Pacific Ocean - Discovery and exploration -Maps - Early works to 1800.
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