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Universale nova [cartographic material] 



Place of creation



per Gioa Baptista Pedrezano

1 map : ill., b.& w. ; 13 x 17 cm on sheet 17 x 21 cm.

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.

Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27659
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #7
Cartographic material
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8 Item no. assigned by LAC 8
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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.

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.

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

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.

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

Related materials
For other copies or editions see: AMICUS No. 26306192 (G1005/1548 copies 1- 3/ fol. vault.

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate.

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 87
Sabin, Entry 66502

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 27659

Exhibitions note
Over the Rockies: The Discovery & Mapping of the Canadian West 1700-1886. An Exhibition held at the The Royal Ontario Museum, March and April, 1956

Varying form of title

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .


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