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Deliniatio cartae trium navigationum per Batavos [cartographic material] : ad septentrionalem plagan, Norvegiae, Moscoviae et novae semblae, et perg fretium weygafis naffovicum, dictum, ac juxta Groenlandiam, sub altitudine /





Place of creation



Cornelius Nicolai, excudebat

1 map : ill. , hand col. ; 40 x 54 cm on sheet 46 x 61 cm.

Scope and content

Shows the North polar regions as they were known in 1598.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC21003
90: Open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC21063
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #248
Cartographic material
90: Open
248 Item no. assigned by LAC 248
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Title taken from cartouche along top of map. Statement of responsibility taken from small cartouche on bottom right of map.

Illustrations celebrate the abudance of whales and seals in the Arctic region. Also shows ships, sleigh & reindeer. Includes a dotted line showing the routes that the ships sailed.

Includes 2 bar scales: Miliaria germanica, quorum 15 uni gradui respondent -- Hispanicae leucae 17 1/2 uni, grudui competenticia.

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

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 21063.

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, April 1958 entitled "Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" showcasing MacDonald's Collection
Discovery and Mapping of Upper Canada: An exhibition held at the Canadiana Department, Royal Ontario Museum, May - December 1967
Treasures of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada : An exhibition of 100 original maps, atlases, globes and architectural plans, 1490-1982, held at the Public Archives of Canada 17 August 1982 to 9 January 1983
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.

Subject heading

1. Arctic regions
2. Arctic regions - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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