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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.
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
561 Item no. assigned by LAC 561
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, 1589.
On verso text in Latin " Mare Pacificvm fiue del zvr".
Ms. "9" appears in upper right margin.
Plate 6 from: Theatro del mondo / de Abrahamo Ortelio.
Includes decorative border and illustrations of various ships.
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 561
Citation / reference note
Koeman, vol. 3, Entry Ort 25, no 19.
Burden, Entry 74, State 1, pp. 93-95.
Copy / version note
1. Pacific Ocean - Discovery and exploration -Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Pacific Ocean - Maps.
3. Pacific Ocean - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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