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Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula / [cartographic material] 



Place of creation



Excudebat G. Ianssonius

1 map : ill., b.&w. ; 29 x 49 cm on sheet 43 x 55 cm.

Scope and content

The map's rectangular shape and regular grid of latitude and longitude lines reflect Blaeu's used Gerard Mercator's projection which Mercator first introduced in 1569. As is characteristic of the Mercator projection, the sizes and shapes of land masses in the polar regions are greatly exaggerated.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC8092
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #32
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.

Additional information

Based on information appearing in Shirley "First state - lacks engravers signature, and is possibly a proof." Shirley 255.

Pictorial relief.

Includes ill. and 2 insets (North Pole area - South Pole area)

Includes a decorative border. Along the top are allegorical represnetations of the sun and moon and the five known planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. On the left side are four panels illustrating the elements; Fire, Air, Water and Earth. On the right side the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Fall). Along the bottom are seven vignettes showing the seven wonders of the world: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus over the harbour at Rhodes, the Pyramids, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus at Cario, the temple of Diana at Ephesus, the Statue of Jupiter, and the great Pharos or lighthouse of Alexandria.

Includes the following dedication "Ampliss prudentiss viro D. Cornelio Petri F. Hoost inclytoe reipub Amsterodaimensis consali dignis mibi multis nominibus Colendo Hanc unviversalem geographicam terrni orbis tabula L.M.D.D.D Gul. Jansonius, 1606"

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

Related materials
For other states see: A/10000/[1649] (CARTO35208) ; Mikan 4147291(NMC 19848) H3/10000/[1635](1970's)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:95 000 000]; Mercator proj. (W 180°--E 180°/N 80°--S 80°)

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 255, State 1

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC8092

Exhibitions note
Discovery and Mapping of Upper Canada: An exhibition held at the Canadiana Department, Royal Ontario Museum, May - December 1967
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

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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