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Recentissima novi orbis sive Americae septentrionalis et meridionalis tabula. [cartographic material] 


ca. 1745]

Place of creation



R & J. Ottens

1 map : ill., hand col. outline ; 48 x 56 cm on sheet 54 x 65 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27752
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #108
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/1-2000/[ca. 1745]

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Copperplate engraving.

The map is embellished by a vivacious scene of Indians and other native figures around the title cartouche.

Illustrations of native village and battle scene appear on the South American continent.

State 3 (ca. 1727)of Justus Danckerts map of c. 1696. The name of Frederick de Wit was added by the Ottens brothers as a mere advert, the authorship of de Wit therefore is falsely claimed on the map.

From R. & J . Ottens : Atlas minor sive geographia compendiosa in qva orbis terrarvm pavcis attaman novissimis tabvlis ostenditvr. [1695-1756?], vol. 2, no 198.

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

Related materials
See earlier version - Mikan143415 (NMC 24793).

Cartographic math note
Scale indeterminate.

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 522, vol. 2, no. 198
Burden, Entry 725, State 3

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27752

Subject heading

1. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.