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Scope and content
Map of North America. A long narrow waterway to the north represents the North West Passage.
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
153 Item no. assigned by LAC 153
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Creator / Provenance
Engraver: Bussemacher, Johann, fl. 1580-1613.
Includes a decorative border.
Engraved by Johannes Bussemacher.
This map is based on Cornelis de Jode's Americae Pars Borealis. It makes use of both John White and Jacques le Moyne's east coast cartography, but continues De Jode's inaccurate depiction of Virginia. In the north is a Northwest Passage, and in the center is the Lago de Conibas. To the west of Florida is a curious second peninsula named Apalaco. The map is heavily engraved with mountains, forests and cities with numerous notations throughout. Below the map is a panel of Latin text describing the various explorations.
From Quad's: Geographisch Handtbuch, in welchem die Gelegenheit der vornembsten Lantschafften des gantzen Erdtbodems in zwej vnd achtzig in Kupffer geschnittenen Taffeln furgebildt. 1600, plate no 78
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Citation / reference note
A.E. Nordenskiod Collection no 239.
Phillips, Entry 411, no 78
Availability of other formats note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, March 1954 entitled "The Discovery & Mapping of the Great Lakes 'Sweet Water' 1522-1703 showcasing MacDonald's Collection.
North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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