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[Apud Ioannem Ianssonium
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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.
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
1-2000/[ca.1650] See/Voir: G1015.J36 1647
Credit Library and Archives Canada
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.
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1. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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