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Place of creation
Scope and content
Paolo Forlani's third world map derived from Giacomo Gastaldi's 1546 prototype world map. It has the same title as that of 1562 but it is in two sheets and considerably larger, a very large and extensive southern continent had been added. As well as imaginary mountain ranges, Forlani has populated his terra incognita with a host of unlikely animals - among them a lion, a camel, an elephant, a rhinoceros, a griffin and a unicorn. While the oceans contain a number of sailing ships and sea monsters. The map depicts North America as being joined to Asia.
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
12 Item no. assigned by LAC 12
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Creator / Provenance
Publisher: Bertelli, Ferando.
In the two upper corners of the map are two large cherub heads with butterfly-like wings.
In the bottom right and left corners is text. On the right hand side is a dedication to Bartolomeo Zacco and below text is "Fer. Bertelli, libraro". On the left hand side located below the text "Fernando berteli Exe 1565"
Map appears to be State 4 as listed in Shirley, having Bertelli's imprint only.
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Citation / reference note
Tooley, R.V. " Maps in Italian atlases of the Sixteenth Century, being a comparative list of Italian maps issued by Lafreri, Forlani, Duchetti, Berteli and others found in Atlases," Imago Mundi, III, p. 11-47. (p. 11.)
Wagner, vol. 2, Entry 56, p. 281
Wagner, vol. 2, Entry 66, p. 282
Availability of other formats note
Discovery and Mapping of Upper Canada: An exhibition held at the Canadiana Department, Royal Ontario Museum, May - December 1967
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.
World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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