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Universalis orbis descriptio: [cartographic material] cogimur e tabula pictos ediscere mundos



Place of creation



ex officina typographica Wolfgangi Ederi

1 map : ill., hand col. ; 27 x 39 cm on sheet 29 x 44 cm.

Scope and content

Map shows connection of Asia and North America and imaginary continent stretching across the South Pole. Oval map surrounded by 16 cherubic windheads inside a heavy decorated outer border.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27670
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #25A
Cartographic material
90: Open
747 Item no. assigned by LAC 25A
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.

Illustrated with sea creatures and ships.

In upper left corner inset map depicting North and South America

In upper right corner inset map depicting Europe, Asia nad Africa

Lower left and right margin contain boxes with quotes from Cicero.

The following quote appears in the bottom portion of the decorative margin " Cogimur e tabula pictos ediscre mundos"

From Myritius's "Opusculum geographicum rarum, totius ejus negotii rationem, mira industria et brevitate complectens, iam recens ex diversorum libris ac chartis, summa cura ac diligentia collectum & publicatum", Ingolstadii, 1590

Publishing information from the DIGMAP website.

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 175
Wagner, Entry 162
Sabin, Entry 51650, Entry 26.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27670

Edition 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 .


Other system control no.