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Conibas regio cvm vicinis gentibvs [cartographic material]. 



Place of creation



Tijpus Iohannis Bogardi

1 map : mounted on paper, b.&w. ; 21 x 26 cm on sheet 31 x 39 cm.
Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC175462
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #304
Cartographic material
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304 Item no. assigned by LAC 304
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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 information

Copperplate engraving.

First printed map of present day central Canada. Depticts the ares west of Hochelaga at an early stage in its cartographic represnetation.

From: Wytfliet, Corneille. Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentvm . Louvanni : Tijpus Iohannis Bogardi, 1597. Plate 15. This was the first separatley published atlas with all the maps entirel devoted to North America.

State of map determined based on the fact taht "The name of the island at the entrance to the inland sea is removed and that above the 280° meridian the name is spelled Higuater instead of Hignater" Burden and Kershaw.

Relief shown pictorially.

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

Related materials
For other copies see Mikan 3964129 (NMC 175461) ; G3400/1597/.W95/H3 (AMICUS No 2791140) (NMC 6403)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:17 800 000] (W 120°--W 70°/N 75°--N 40°)

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 100, State 3
Kershaw, Entry 39, State 3
Koeman, v.3, p. 219, Entry Wyt 1A
Phillips, Entry 1140, no 15
Phillips, Entry 3644, no 15
A.E. Nordenskiöld collection, v. 2, p. 307
Koeman, v.3, p. 219 Entry Wyt 1B

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 175462

Language note
Text in Latin.

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, April 1958 entitled "Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" showcasing MacDonald's Collection
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
Discovery and Mapping of Upper Canada: An exhibition held at the Canadiana Department, Royal Ontario Museum, May - December 1967

Subject heading

1. North America - Map - Early works to 1800.
2. New France - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Central Canada - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.