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America noviter delineata. [cartographic material] / 


ca. 1652]

Place of creation



[Apud Ioannem Ianssonium

1 map : ill., hand col. ; 38 x 50 cm on sheet 49 x 58 cm.

Scope and content

State 5 of this important map of the New World. First engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1618, the plate eventually came into the possession of Jansson who removed Hondius' imprint from the cartouche and added "Amstelodami, Excudit Joannes Ianssonius (lower left of the cartouche). There are two stylized inset maps of the two polar regions. The North Pole depicts Frobisher's theory of the Northwest Passage and the South Pole shows the long-held notion of the mythical southern continent. The map is richly ornamented with a strapwork title cartouche, fleets of ships and sea monsters. North America retains the peninsular California and the east coast is beginning to take shape, although it still lacks the detail in the mid-Atlantic region. In South America there is a large inland sea and two engraved scenes, one of which details a cannibalistic feast.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC6873
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #101
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
1-2000/[ca.1650] See/Voir: G1015.J36 1647

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Dutch text on verso, with "America Aa" signature mark, indicating 1652 issue, pages 379-380. Burden 192, state 5;

Pictorial relief.

Copperplate engraving.

Illustrated with sailing ships and sea monsters in the surrounding oceans and small native scenes in South America

From: Nievwen atlas, ofte Werelt beschryvinge endo volkome afbeeldinge van alle coninckrycken landen ende provintien, als meede Oost en West Indien, alles in twee deelen begrepen.

Physical condition note
On verso : adhesive tape along fold line.

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 editions see: G1015 .J36 1647 - fol./Vault (AMICUS No. 26305472)(NMC 104135)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate (W 125°--W 5°/N 70°--S 60°)

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 192, State 5, Dutch text 1652 America Aa

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC6873 (Text H3)

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.