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Discorso intorno alla carta da navigare [cartographic material] 



Place of creation




1 map : hand col. ; 10 x14 cm on sheet 30 x 20 cm.
Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27662
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #14
Cartographic material
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14 Item no. assigned by LAC 14
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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.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

"198" appears in upper left corner.

Paduan Girolamo Porro engraved this handsome nautical world map. It was one of two world maps included in Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas. It covers most of the world, excluding Far Eastern Asia and the western coast of North America. The "Terra Incognita" landmass dominates the bottom of the map, which is criss-crossed with rhumb lines

Text on verso in Italian.

From Porcacchi's L'isole piu famose del mondo descritte da Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino e intagliate da Girolamo Porro, padouano, con l'aggiunta di molte isole, 1576, plate 198.

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 128
Phillips, Entry 167
Sabin, Entry 64149

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 27662

Subject heading

1. Nautical charts - World.


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