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Place of creation




1 map : ill., hand col. ; 31 x 46 cm on sheet 42 x 55 cm.

Scope and content

This elegantly engraved world map carries the same title and quote from Cicero at the bottom as an earlier map by Ortelius.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27669
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #25
Cartographic material
90: Open
25 Item no. assigned by LAC 25
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 name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Four corners of border contain four medallions depicting the four continents : Europe, Asia, America & Africia.

Ilustrated with decorative border, ships, sea monsters and birds.

The following quote from Cicero appears along the bottom portion of the map: " Qvid ei potest videri magnum in rebus Humanis, cui aeter nitas omnis, totiusque mundi nota sit magnitudo".

Physical condition note
Scotch tape on verso along left margin

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

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate.

Citation / reference note
Shirley, Entry 186
Richard B. Arkway Inc, Fine Antique Maps, Altases, Globes and Voyage Books, Catalogue 54, Entry 25

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27669

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, April 1958 entitled "Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" showcasing MacDonald's Collection.

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .


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