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Hemispherii Ab Aequinoctali Linea, Ad circulu Poli Arctic. Hemispherii Ad Aequinoctali Linea, Ad circulu Poli Atarctici [cartographic material] 



Place of creation


1 map : ill., hand col. ; 32 x 52 cm on sheet 42 x 54 cm.

Scope and content

Double hemisphere world map drawn on north and south polar projections

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC21087
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #21
Cartographic material
90: Open
21 Item no. assigned by LAC 21
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional information

Pictoral relief

Map draws attention the region north of Canada and the Soviet Union through which new routes to the Pacific were being explored

Surrounding each hemisphere is an elaborate border of cherubs and clouds. Hemisphere's are illustrated with sea serpents and ships.

On verso: latin text "universi orbis tabvla II. in upper left corner "fol 2"

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

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

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate ; equidistant polar projection

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 184
Phillips, Entry 398
Phillips, Entry 399
Arkway, Catalogue 54, Entry 24.
Layng, Entry 706.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 21087

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.
National Map Collection 1983 Antique Map Calendar
Treasures of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada : An exhibition of 100 original maps, atlases, globes and architectural plans, 1490-1982, held at the Public Archives of Canada 17 August 1982 to 9 January 1983. Entry 7

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
2. Arctic regions - Maps - Early works to 1600.
3. Antarctic - Maps - Early works to 1600.
4. Antarctic regions - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1600.


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