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Totius orbis cogniti universalis descriptio [cartographic material]  



Place of creation



Gerrard de Jode

1 map : hand col. ; 34 x 49 cm on sheet 39 x 54 cm.

Scope and content

This world map is on a rectangular projection, surmounted by the title set in a framed cartouche, with two small hemisphere maps at each of the upper corners.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Can be viewed in the presence of an earl
y cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27671
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #26
Cartographic material
90: Open
26 Item no. assigned by LAC 26
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/10000/1589 (1593)

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Copper plate engraving.

Pictorial relief.

Following text appears below the title: "Cui etiam eandem orbis terrae delineationem, duorum circulorum capacitate, huius de ; seriptionis mundi longittidinem documento admirantibus, adiecimirs. A.M.DLCCCIX"

On verso text titled "viniversi orbis tabvla I". in upper right corner "fol 1"

From: Cornelis de Jode's "Speculum orbis Terrae" 1589/1593

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

Related materials
LAC holds a reproduction of the 1578 edition of Speculum orbis terrarum see: G1015 .J62 1578 .S5 1965 - fol. (AMICUS No. 26305483)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate.

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 165
Phillips, Entry 398, no 1
Phillips, Entry 399
Richard B. Arkway, Inc. Fine antique maps, atlases, globes and voyages books, catalogue 54, entry 22

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 27671

Exhibitions 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.
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .


Other system control no.