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Place of creation
Excudebat G. Ianssonius
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.
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.
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"
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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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