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Place of creation
Tijpis Iohannis Bogardi,]
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.
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.
Creator / Provenance
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.
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Citation / reference note
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
North America - Maps - Early works to 1600.
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