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Place of creation
Scope and content
Left hand side of map only, depicting Western hemisphere. The hemisphere is surrounded by elaborate depictions of gods and goodesses of Greek mythology in the heavens along the top, while the bottom depicts groups of allegoricall figures and animals representing the continents.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Biography / Administrative history
Engraver, publisher, globemaker and art dealer of Amsterdam. Ram issued atlases with maps by various geographers as well as producing some maps himself including a world map. In 1689 he acquired the Blaeu publishing company. In 1683 he published his famous map Novissima totius terrarum orbis which found its way into several copies of Johannes van Keulen's Zee-Atlas.
This map was published in atlas by both Ram and Johannes van Keulen. It appeared in Ram's "Atlas", ca. 1690 and in Keulen's "De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee Atlas ofte Water-Werelt", 1683.
Physical condition note
Cartographic math note
Citation / reference note
Koeman, vol. 3, Entry Ram 1, p. 98
Koeman, vol. 4, Entry Keu 8, map no. (2), p.286.
Availability of other formats note
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.
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