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Carta geografica del Canada nell' America Settentrionale. [cartographic material]. 



Place of creation



G. Albrizzi

1 map : ill., hand col outline ; 31 x 42 cm on sheet 36 x 48 cm.

Scope and content

Shows Hudson Bay, the Missouri river and the Great Lakes, extending down as far south as New York, with a large title cartouche showing the banks of the Missouri with natives holding fishing nets and bows. The text below refers to the discovery of the river by the 'Signor di Lahontan.'

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC134668
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #344
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/900/[1750] (copy 2)

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Illus: [Decorative title cartouche showing natives, deer and a mythical sea-horse.

Pictorial relief.

An interesting and rare map of Canada as it was known circa 1708. Shown on the map are all the major land forms and water bodies known at the time. Most of the fictitious physical features, commonly held to exist in the early 18th century, are also indicated. The map is based directly on Guillaume De l'Isle's 1708 revision of his 1703 map of Canada. This map, however, has the title, legends and place names translated to Italian. G. Albrizzi, a Venetian map publisher, published the map in 1750 in his De l'Isle atlas entitled: Atlante Novissimo. The map appeared as plate 40 in volume 2. The N.M.C. holds three original copies of the map. One is the coloured, single sheet copy described, another is an uncoloured single sheet, and the third is an uncoloured copy bound in a copy of: Atlante Novissimo.

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

Related materials
For other copies and or editions see: Mikan 4318506 (NMC 7079) ; Mikan 4318507 (NMC 7080) ; G1015 .L57 1740 - fol. Vault (AMICUS No. 26306173)

Cartographic math data
Scale 1 inch to 300 miglia Italiane.

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Entry 342
Mickwitz - Miekkavaara, v.1, Entry 64, v. 2, map no [40]
Phillips, Entry 594, v. 2 map no 40

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC134668 (copy 2).

Subject heading

1. Canada - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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