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A map of the world, on mercators projection. [cartographic material] 



Place of creation



Gentleman's Magazine

1 map : b. & w. ; 17 x 28 cm on sheet 20 x 30 cm.

Scope and content

The west coast of North American is labeled New Albion and a note in the Pacific reads "Land discovered in 1741." Map also indicates political boundaries throughout the world. Undefined west coast of North America, Tasmania and New Guinea attached to Australia. Also shows New England. New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Part of central Africa is "Negroland" and the south of Africa is "Hottentots." The south of South America is "Magelane," Australia is "New Holland

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27685
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 63
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Prime meridian Ferro Island.

Originally published in December 1755, opp. p. 536 of Gentleman's magazine, vol. 24.

This map was listed in "Maps in British periodicals" / compiled by David C. Jolly, 1991.

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

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate ; mercators proj. (W 180°--E 180°/N 80°--S 30°)

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27685

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.