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This version of Orteluis famous oval map has South America with a more correct shape. The Solomon Islands also appear for the first time.
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Cartographer: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598.
Illustrated with sailing ship and sea monsters.
Decorative border consists of intricate and elegagnt lattice of strapwork swag. Th border contains four mediallions in the corners. The upper right and left medallions contain quotes from Cicero. The bottom right and left medallions contain quotes from Seneca. The cardinal on this addition is spelt Septemtrio instead of Septentrio.
The following quote appears in the border along the bottom of the map: Quid ei potest videri magnun in rebus humanis, cui aeter nitas omnis totiusque mundi nota sit magnitudo." Cicero.
On verso: text along right side titled" Le monde universel".
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Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.
World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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