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This map used the oval projection popularized by Abraham Ortelius, and follows that model very closely. Most notable are the large landmasses of Terra Incognita and Terra Australis at both poles. Six wind-heads are arranged above and below the map. Second state with Latin text on verso.
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
Born Padua, Italy. Studied medicine, mathematics, astronomy and philosophy at the University of Bologna where he later became professor of astronomy. He was in contact with many well known figures of his day Ortelius, Tycho Brahe, Galileo and Johannes Kelper. He authored many works on astronomy. His most famous work was the first printed atlas of Italy, published posthumously by his son Fabio. The maps from this atlas were later used by Bleau and Ortelius. (Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, rev. ed. K-P.)
Land located above North America carries the abbreivate words "Terra Icognita" instead of "Terra Incognita". Along the bottom of the map "Circulus Anterticus" is mis-spelled compared to "Cirulus Antarticus from earlier editions.
On verso: text with the following title: Novae geographica tabulae. Hoc est, quae secundum recentiorem huius saeculi forman tum univers orbis faciem, tum singulas e ius partes, prouincias, regiones imperia, acalia dominia exhibent.
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Shirley, Entry 195
Shirley, Entry 201
Shirley, Entry 203
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World - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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