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Americae sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis. [cartographic material]. 



Place of creation




1 map : Mounted on paper, hand coloured outline ; 27 x 34 cm on sheet 36 x 44.

Scope and content

An outline map of Noth and South America.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27723
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #100
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/1-2000/[1630] (copy 1)

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Biography / Administrative history

Geographer and naturalist. Served as director of the Dutch West India Comapny and was in charge of the Dutch interests in America and Africia.Laet used the Comapny's official cartographer Hessel Gerristz, to prepare maps, including 10 of South America for his work Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschriijvinghe van West-Indien, Leiden, Issak Elzevier. 1625 Dutch edition, 1630 Latin edition, 1633 French edition.

Additional information

Copy 1 - MacDonald Collection, item 100; Copy 2 - 77801/34; See B/1-2000/[1640].

Copperplate engraving.

From: Laet's Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien door Ioannes de Laet

Wagner attributes the engraving of the map to Hessel Gerritsz.

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

Related materials
For other copy see Mikan 4241461 (NMC6868)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate.

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 229
Wagner, v. 2, Entry 309
Phillips, Entry 1148, map no [1]
Phillips, Entry 1150, map no [1]

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27723 (Copy 1)

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, March 1954 entitled "The Discovery & Mapping of the Great Lakes 'Sweet Water' 1522-1703 showcasing MacDonald's Collection.

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.