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A Map of America or the New World wherein are introduced all the known parts of the Western Hemisphere from the map of D'Anville ; with the necessary alterations, and the additions of the Discoveries made since the Year 1761 [cartographic material] / 


April 12, 1797

Place of creation



W. Faden

1 map : hand col. ; 51 x 57 cm on sheet 59 x 80 cm.

Scope and content

Map of North and South America. This map was first published by Faden in 1797. According to Henry Wagner, the map shows discoveries made by Dixon, but not Vancouver, and much of the information for this map comes from Henry Roberts' 1794 map.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27750
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #132
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/1-2000/1797 (2 copies)

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired
Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Prime Meridian: Ferro

"O Rare Columbus" engraved in clouds over cartouche in upper left.

"Wm. Palmer sculp." appears in bottom right margin.

Shows Bering Strait between modern-day Alaska and Russia. Also displays New Zealand as "New Zeeland." The "United States" is shown in green while the blue area adjacent to it is marked as "Western Territory." The rest of North America is divided into "Louisiana, " "New Mexico, " and "Canada." "Quivira" is labeled in the northwest region of North America. Of note, Greenland is shown as connected to North America. Title cartouche is decorated with a snake wrapping itself around grass.

"Nb. Although the Acores and Cape Verd Islands lie within this Western Hemisphere, they are reckoned among the African Isles situated in the Old World, or Eastern Hemisphere."

From: Faden's General Atlas,[ London 1797]. Plate 44

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 4218285 (NMC 24839) ; G1015 .G46 1799 - ex. fol./Vault (AMICUS No. 26305410)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:40 000 000] (W 180°--W 0°/N 80°--S 70°)

Citation / reference note
LeGear, Entry 6010, plate [44]
Wagner, vol. 2 , Entry 836

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27750 (Copy 2)

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. Western Hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. Central America - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.