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Americam utramque aliis correctiorem. [cartographic material] /  Excud G. Van Keulen Amsterdami.



Place of creation



G. van Keulen

1 map : ill., hand col. ; 42 x 52 cm on sheet 53 x 64 cm.

Scope and content

A beautiful map of North and South America with many decorative elements including: a cartouche in upper left with a female representation of America, allegorical scenes in the South Pacific Ocean, ships in the Northern Atlantic including a battle, and a dedication in the lower right to Jacob Boreel, mayor of Amsterdam. Map has a large open lake in the Great Lakes region and California is shown as an island.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC6884
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #113
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Prime meridian: Ferro.

Dedicated to "Iacobo Boreel" by G. van Keulen.

In the South Pacific are two elaborate allegorical scenes and in the North Atlantic are several sailing ships including a sea battle.

"94" appears in upper right margin.

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

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:4,250,000] at equator.

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 774, state 2

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC6884

Exhibitions note
Over the Rockies: The Discovery & Mapping of the Canadian West 1700-1886. An Exhibition held at the The Royal Ontario Museum, March and April, 1956

Subject heading

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


Other system control no.