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[a new mapp of the world according to Mr. Edward Wright, commonly called Mercator's projection ....] [cartographic material] / 


ca. 1683]

Place of creation



John Thorton

1 map : ill., hand col. outline , 42 x 46 cm on sheet 45 x 48 cm.

Scope and content

Fragment; lacking left part of map containing title and North and South America. Right hand part of map covers Europe, Africa and Asia.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC8231
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #47
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Includes decorarive cartouche containing the following dedication: To Sr. James Haves Knt. One of his Maties Most Honorable Privy Counsell in the Kingdoms of Ireland. This map is humbly dedt. by John Thornton.

Illustrated with sailing ships and sea monsters.

Includes compass rose.

Ia Clark,sculp. appears in bottom right corner.

From: Thorton's Atlas maritimus or the sea-atlas being a book of maritime charts describing, the coasts, capes,, headlands, sands, shoals, rocks and dangers; the bay, roads, harbours, rivers and ports, in most of the known parts of the world... London, [1700], map no [1]

Physical condition note
On verso: Adhesive tape on some of the fold lines

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:60,000,000] ; Mercator proj.

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 521
Phillips, Entry 3455, map no[1]
Wagner, vol. II, Entry 423, p. 318

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC8231

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.