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Place of creation




1 map : ill., hand col. ; 36 x 49 cm on sheet 51 x 57 cm.

Scope and content

Map of New England and the Northeast United States.

Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC6585
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 601.
Cartographic material
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601 Item no. assigned by LAC 601
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional information

Relief shown pictorially.

Copper plate engraving.

Includes compass rose.

Includes view of a Mohawk village (Modus muniendi apud Mahikanewses),

Map reflects the early Dutch exploration in the new world and is largely based on a manuscript map by Adriaen Block, a Dutch fur trader who explored the area between Cape Cod and Manhatten. Map is oriented so the noth is to the right.

Illustrated with depictions of animals (deer, foxes, bears,egerts, rabbits, cranes, beavers, polecats, otters and turkeys) and ships at sea. Also includes decorative title cartouche with native Americans, as well as scale cartouche.

On verso: page #6 titled Belgica Nova et Nova Anglia with signature 6 America E

Originally published in Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

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

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1: 3 000 000]

Cartographic math note
Scale :"Milliaria Germanica communia."

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 241.
Koeman, vol. 1, entry B1 22 (6 America E [214])

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 6585

Subject heading

1. New England - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Northeastern States - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. United States - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. New York (State) - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.