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Amerique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties [cartographic material]. 




A Amsterdam

Place of creation



Chés Ian Bt. Elwe

1 map : hand col ; 45 x 56 cm on sheet 56 x 64 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC175331
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 215
Cartographic material
90: Open
215 Item no. assigned by LAC 215
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Relief shown pictorially.

Includes decorative title cartouche.

Map has California depicted as an island.

State 5 of map originally published in 1694 by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot.

From Elwe's: "Atlas", 1792.

Includes 6 bar scales: Milles pas geometriques on milles I'Italie -- Lieues communes de France -- Lieues communes d'Espagne -- Lieues communes d'Allemagne -- Milles Communs d'Anglterre -- Lieues d'une heure de chemin.

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

Cartographic math data
(W 120°--W 14°/N 80°--N 15°)

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 674, no [37]
Burden, Entry 700, State 5
Koeman, v.II, El 2, (36), p. 104-106

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 175331.

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, March and April 1956 entitled "Over the Rockies: The Discovery & Mapping of the Canadian West 1700-1886 showcasing MacDonald's Collection.

Subject heading

1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.