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Place of creation
excudebat Joannes Janssonius
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Prime meridian runs down the center of the map. Displays strong rhumb lines radiating from compass roses along equator line.
Copied from Willem Bleau's 1606 map with minor changes to the cartouche and decorative emblishments. The map also contains additional annoations.
Illustrated with large sea birds and small sea monsters which appear throughout map along with illustrations of ships throughout Pacific and Indian Ocean. Also includes 2 insets (North Pole area - South Pole area ) located in the lower left and right corner.
Printed beneath title at top: "Ulterius Septentrionem versus America ominino est incognita sitnes aqua vel terra hoc Ioco incertum est plurimi tam exrerum circumstantijs, conjectant Americam ab hac parte Septentrionali mari succinctam."
Includes a decorative border. Along the top are allegorical representations of the sun and moon and the five known planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. On the left side are four panels illustrating the elements; Fire, Air, Water and Earth. On the right side the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Fall). Along the bottom are seven vignettes showing the seven wonders of the world: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus over the harbour at Rhodes, the Pyramids, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus at Cario, the temple of Diana at Ephesus, the Statue of Jupiter, and the great Pharos or lighthouse of Alexandria
On verso: text titled "Belchreibung Deb gantzen Erdreich"
Printed in cartouche in "America Septentrionalis": "America. Anno Domini 1492 a Crhstiophoro Columbo nomine Regis Castellae primum detecta, et ab Americo Vesputio nomen sortita 1499."
Printed in cartouche in lower left along bottom edge: "Cum ob terrestrem sphaeram hoc modo in planum redactam situm prope polos animadvertere non possimus, Borrealiorum et Australiorem paetem a quinquagesimo parallel duobus circulis hic delineates: conclusimus vale et fruere."
Printed in cartouche surrounded by cherubim along bottom edge: "Amstelodami Excudebat Ioannes Ianssonius.
Printed in upper left corner: "Anian Fetum et Fretum foannis."
Printed in lower left corner: "Hae regions cuidam Hispano apparuerunt, distectus - a classe in ho Australi vagaretur Oceanno."
Original in Joannes Janssonius: Novus atlas, sive theatrum orbis terrarum 1646-49, I, pt. 1, no. 1.
Citation / reference note
Phillips. Entry no. 459
Wagner, v.2, p.300 , Enrty 251
Availability of other formats note
World - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Other system control no.
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