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Place of creation
Ioan Francisci Camotii
Scope and content
Paolo Forlani's 1560 world map appeared fourteen years after the first appearance of Italian cartographer Giacomo Gastaldi's prototype world map. The Forlani version was published by Venetian Giovanni Camocio. The map includes the first naming of Canada and Saguenai; the North American land mass is still shown joined to Asia. The map includes two multi-pointed compasses, numerous sea monsters, Venetian galleys, and other ships in the sea.
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"Ventetiis Ioan Francisci Camotii arris formis as signum Pyramidis Anno MDLXII"
This copy represents state 2, dated 1562 as described in Shirley and based on the appearance of the following information "Ioan Francisci Camotii MDLXII"
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Citation / reference note
Woodward, David. The maps and prints of Paolo Forlani,1990, Entry 01.02.
Availability of other formats note
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.
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.
1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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