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Novi orbis pars borealis, America scilicet, complectens Floridam, Baccalaon, canadam, Terram Corte [cartographic material] 



Place of creation




1 map : hand col. ; 21 x 28 cm on sheet 30 x 38 cm.

Scope and content

Map of North America. A long narrow waterway to the north represents the North West Passage.

Cartographic material
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC6581
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #153
Cartographic material
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153 Item no. assigned by LAC 153
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Copperplate engraving.

Pictorial relief.

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

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

Related materials
See also: G1015 .Q32 1600 .B66 1969 - fol. (AMICUS No. 26306080)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate.

Citation / reference note
Burden , Entry 133
A.E. Nordenskiod Collection no 239.
Phillips, Entry 411, no 78

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 6581

Exhibitions note
This map was part of the exhibit: Plotting the Land of Ontario 1564-1919, A joint exhibit by the Canadiana Department, R.O.M, MacDonald Ophthalmic Foundation, Ontario department of Public Records and Archives to coincide with the 5th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries, May 26-28th, 1971
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.

Subject heading

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


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