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Scope and content
Beautiful double hemisphere map surrounded in an elaborate strapwork border. An armillary sphere and an elaborate compass rose are tucked between the hemispheres. Rumold based the map on his father's great world map of 1569. The North Pole is depicted as a landmass surrounding a sea from which four rivers radiate and there is a well depicted Northwest Passage. In the Antarctic is the imaginary southern continent and there is a bulge in the southwest coast of South America.
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.
Contains historic notes on early exploration.
Map is illustrated with sailing ships and sea monsters
On verso: text appearing in Latin. On left page numbered 29, titled "De Mvndo" - On right page numbered 30, title" Orbis Trrae Typus" with signature G XI
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Citation / reference note
Wagner, vol. 2, Entry 146
Layng, Entry 643
Karpinski, p. 82.
Availability of other formats note
Discovery and Mapping of Upper Canada: An exhibition held at the Canadiana Department, Royal Ontario Museum, May - December 1967
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.
World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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