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Scope and content
This is the first printed map of the Northern hemisphere from the Arctic pole to 60 degrees north latitude which was originally published in 1595. The map shows the discoveries of Frobisher (1576-78) and Davis (1585-87).
Conditions of access
Copy negative C101874
Credit Library and Archives Canada. e004414662
Map is surrounded by a decorative border with 4 circular insets, one containing the title while the other three depict the following islands: Friflant infula. 6 cm in diam. -- Farre Infule. 6 cm in diam. -- Scetland infula. 6 cm in diam.
Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Entry 21C, vol 1, p 29, first state of 2nd Latin edition of 1602
Exhibition title: Magnetic Norths. Curators: Charles Stankievech, Concordia University: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec; 2010.02.24 2010.07.17
Arctic regions - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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