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Limes Occidentis Quiuira et Anian. 1597. [cartographic material]. 



Place of creation



Tijpis Iohannis Bogardi,]

1 map : hand col. ; 22 x 28 cm on sheet 29 x 36 cm.

Scope and content

A map of the northwest coast of America, comprising "Anian Regnum" and "Quivira Regnum", with the arctic circle to the north of present-day Alaska.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC105707
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #305
Cartographic material
90: Open
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 information

Pictorial relief.

Copperplate engraving.

Includes compass rose.

Published in 1597 as a supplement to Ptolemy, the "Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum"

Wytfliet's Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum which was published in 1597 as a supplement to Ptolemy's Geographia. The work is important, however, as the first devoted exclusively to the New World. The exact location of Quivira, an area explored by Coronado, is unknown, although some speculate it was in present-day Kansas. Anian was a mythical kingdom mentioned in Marco Polo's travel accounts. Before it appeared on this map it was generally believed to be located off the north coast of Asia.

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

Related materials
For other copies and or editions see: G1100 .W93 1597 .S5 1964 (AMICUS No. 28289919)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:23,500,000].

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 107, State 1
Wagner, Entry 189
Koeman, v. 3, Entry Wyt 1A, map no 14
Mickwitz, Miekkavaara and Rantanen, "The A.E. Nordenskôld Collection", v. 2, p. 318-319, Entry 307, map no 14
Phillips, Entry 1140, map no 14
Phillips, Entry 3644, map no 14
Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.83.
Layng, p. 206, Entry 747

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC105707.

Exhibitions note
Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" An Exhibtion held at The Royal Ontario Museum April 1958

Subject heading

1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1600.


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