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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
per Gioa Baptista Pedrezano
Scope and content
World map that has North America joined to Asia along nearly its entire length. North and South America are linked by a narrow isthmus.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
8 Item no. assigned by LAC 8
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Biography / Administrative history
Italian astronomer, cartographer and engineer from Villafranca, Piedmont. By 1539 he was active in Venice, producting numerous general maps for the Venice area. By the 1540's he had developed his own distinctive style of copper engraving for his map making business. His maps were used as a source by many famous mapmakers including Camocio, Bertelli, Forlani, Ramusio, Cock, Luchini and Ortelius.
On Verso: text on right hand side titled "Dell'Vniversale". "59" appears on the bottom of the page.
Illustrated by six windheads with thier names surrounding the oval map.
From: La geografia di Clavdio Ptolemeo Alessandrino, con alcuni comenti & aggiunte fatteui da Sebastiano Munstero alamanno, con le tauole non solamente antiche & moderne solite di sta[m]parsi, ma altre nuoue aggiunteui di Meser Iacopo Gastaldo Piamo[n]tese osmographo, ridotta in uolgare Italiano da M. Pietro Andrea Mattiolo Senese medico eccelle[n]tissimo . 1548, map no 59.
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Citation / reference note
Sabin, Entry 66502
Availability of other formats note
Varying form of title
1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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