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Sacræ geographiæ tabulam ex antiquissimorum cultor, familiis a mose recensitis [cartographic material] 



Place of creation




1 map : ill., hand col, ; 2 hemispheres each 26 cm. in diam., on sheet 37 x 53.

Scope and content

Map of the world showing how the descendants of Noah repopulated the Earth following the Great Flood. Text includes panels in Latin and Hebrew reproducing the Table of Nations which lists the descendants of Noah starting with his three sons, Japheth, Ham and Shem and the countries that they and their descendants founded.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27664
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #16
Cartographic material
90: Open
16 Item no. assigned by LAC 16
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Title at head of map: Pars orbis : duorum qui occiduas partes incoluerunt nomina & sedes incertis parentibus

This double hemisphere map issuurounded by cluds and cherubs. It is aslo illustrated with ships and seamonsters.

"Appendix Col. 553" appears in bottom right corner.

Second state of the map based on text in lower left panel reading Ioktan gentes. This state also has the cherub at the head of the western hemispher unambiguously gazing to the left

From Palntin's Polyglot Bible.

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

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminable.

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 125.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 27664

Language note
Text in Latin and Hebrew.

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.

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Genealogy in the Bible - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. World in the Bible - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.