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A new map of the terraqueous globe according to the latest discoveries and most general divisions of it into continents and oceans. [cartographic material] /  



Place of creation



Edward Wells, University of Oxford

1 map : ill., hand col. ; 2 hemispheres each 25 cm in diam on sheet 47 x 57 cm.

Scope and content

Map shows California as an Island, an incomplete New Holland attached to N. Guinea, partial New Zealand Coast line and no Southern Continent.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27679
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #40
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/10000/[1700] (version 2)

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

"Dedicated to his Highness William Duke of Gloucester".

Includes abbreviation explained below the dedication (C. Cape, M. Mountain, I. Island, R. River).

Below the hemispheres are views of Oxford, with several personages representings the continents on either side of the dedication to the Duke of Gloucester as well as his coat-of-arms.

From: Edward Wells " A new sett of maps both ancient and present geography", London, 1700. map no.2

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 versions see: G1015 .W44 1730z - fol. Vault (AMICUS No. 26306153) ; 4145291 (NMC 16927)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:100 000 000] (W 180°--E 180°/N 90°--S 90°)

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 609.
Wagner, v. 2, Entry 467.
Phillips, Entry 531, no [2].
Phillips, Entry 564, no [2].
Phillips, Entry 3479, no 2.
Phillips, Entry 3480, no 2.
Phillips, Entry 3489, no 2.
Phillips, Entry 3480, no 2

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27679

Subject heading


Other system control no.