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This is a very scarce Italian map based on Ortelius' first world map. The strapwork title cartouche obscures the northern regions, making the huge southern continent appear even more prominent. The map is embellished with strapwork designs in the corners, with a ship and sea monsters in the oceans. Maffei's account of the Portuguese accomplishments throughout India and the Far East was first published in 1588.
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
24 Item no. assigned by LAC 24
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Engraver: Maffei, Giovanni Pietro, 1536?-1603 .
From: Maffei's "Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI ", 1589
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Citation / reference note
Public Archives of Canada, Sixteenth - Century Maps relating to Canada: a check-list and bibliography, (Ottawa, 1956), no.666
Wagner, Entry 172
Sabin, Entry 43772
Availability of other formats note
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.
World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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