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Place of creation



Impensis Philippi Chetwind

1 map : ill., hand col. ; 34 x 42 cm on sheet 39 x 51 cm.

Scope and content

California is shown as an island and northern California is labeled as "Nova Albion." The northwestern portion of the United States is labeled as "Qvivira." The majority of North America is labeled as "Mexicana" while the majority of South America is labeled as "Peru." The Hudson Bay is mostly enclosed. "No. Belgeum" is shown next to Virginia and "Long Ile." is labeled in New England. However, Hudson's River is erroneously titled as "Hudsons bay". Various ships and sea monsters appear in the oceans, labeled as "The Southern Ocean" and "The North Sea." A depiction of a small native hut and two natives is shown in the region of Brazil.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27726
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #105
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 name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Copperplate engraving.

Illustrated with sailing ships and sea monsters.

Appears in Peter Heylyn's Cosmography in four books, 1670

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

Related materials
For other states and or editions see Mikan 4143423 (NMC 6876) State 1 ; G114 H49 1657 fol. (AMICUS No. 9097756) ; Mikan 4143419

Cartographic math data
Scale ca. 1:45 000 000

Citation / reference note
Burden, Entry 308, State 3
Tooley, p. 115, Entry 13.
Wheat, C. I. Mapping of the Transmississippi West, vol. I, 55

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 27726

Subject heading

1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.