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Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumqe regionum Nova Descriptio [cartographic material] 



Place of creation




1 map : ill., hand col. ; 37 x 49 cm on sheet 43 x 55 cm.

Scope and content

This map shows the east coast of America from Chesapeake Bay to south of Cape "Francois".

Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC7446
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #603
Cartographic material
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603 Item no. assigned by LAC 603
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit the Library and Archives Canada..
Copyright expired.

Additional information

Compass rose.

Copperplate engraving.

Illustrated with sailing ships and coats of arms.

Includes a decorative cartouche showing six natives; 9.6 x 21.0. Also a cartouche surrounding the scale and ships sailing the "Mer Des Nort".

On verso: 2 pages of Text entitled "Floride" with p.10 in upper right corner. Signature "Amerique K".

From: Appendice de la I & II Parties du Theatre du Monde.

This map became somewhat of a "mother" map because of its accuracy. Jansoon in 1641 copied it almost exactly. The N.M.C. holds 3 copies of this map. One is on page 193 of Vol. II of Blaeu's 1650 edition of: Le Theatre du Monde. Another copy is located in Vol. II of the 1645 edition of the atlas.

Releif shown pictorially.

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

Cartographic math note
1 inch to 8 Millaria Germanica Communia

Citation / reference note
Burden "The Mapping of North America", Entry 253, State 2
Cumming: "The Southeast in Early Maps", no. 41.
Goss, "The Mapping of North America: three centuries of map-making 1500-1860", Entry 31

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche verasion is NMC 7446

Subject heading

1. Florida - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Virginia - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Georgia - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.