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[World map] [cartographic material]  



Place of creation



Ioan Francisci Camotii

1 map : ill., hand col. ; 29 x 53 cm on sheet 33 x 54 cm.

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.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC21089
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #11
Cartographic material
90: Open
11 Item no. assigned by LAC 11
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

Copperplate engraving.

"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"

Pictoral relief.

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

Related materials
For other state see: G3200 1560 .F67 - H3 (AMICUS No. 26374309) (NMC 97953)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:65 000 000] (W 180°--E 180°/N 90°--S 90°).

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 106, State 2, 1562
Woodward, David. The maps and prints of Paolo Forlani,1990, Entry 01.02.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 21089

Language note
Text in Latin.

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, April 1958 entitled "Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" showcasing MacDonald's Collection
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.

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .


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