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Scope and content
This double hemisphere map includes California depicted as an Island, a partial coastline for Australia and New Zealand, no land bridge to Asia from North America, small straits of Anian, and no Great Lakes. The map is surrounded by hand coloured allegorical scenes of Zeus, Poseidon, Persephone and Demeter.The map also includes the dedication to Charles the Second and hearldic inclusions at the lower center of the map.
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
"1" appears in bottom right corner.
This map is a copy of the second state based on the appearance of the Royal coat of Arms and the dedication to Charles II."Serenissimo Potentissimoque Domino, Domino Carolo Secundo, Magnae Britannia, Franciae et Hiberniae Regi, Defensori Fidei, Hanc tabulum totius Orbis. D. D. D."
Map first appeared in Van Loon's " Klaer Lichtende Noort-Ster ofte Zee Atlas" in 1661. This state of the map was used in Moses Pitt's volume 1 of his "English Atlas " in 1680.
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Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 470, map no 1.
Phillips, Entry 476, no.1
Phillips, Entry 3433, no.1
Wagner, Entry 388.
Koeman, vol. 4, Entry LOON 5, map no 1
Availability of other formats 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.
World - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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