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Pascaart vande Noorder zee custen van America vande west-hoeck van Ysland door de Straat Davits en Hudson, tot aen Terra Neuf [cartographic material] / 





Place of creation



Hendrick Doncker

1 map : ill. , hand col. ; 51 x 58 cm on sheet 54 x 63 cm.

Scope and content

Map covers the area from the west coast of Hudson Bay to the west coast of Iceland and south to present day Nova Scotia.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27778
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
260 Item no. assigned by LAC 260
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/1101/[ca. 1705?]

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Relief shown pictorially.

Includes navigational rumb lines.

Includes decorative title and scale cartouches, illustrations of ships, animals, the native population and explorers. Also shows the major known fishing banks off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Includes notes in Dutch on either side of the Hudson Bay.

Map appears to be from Doncker's "Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt, 1705"

Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 260

Physical condition note
Map contains a number of brown spots

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

Cartographic math data
Includes 3 bar scales: Duytsche mylen 15 in een graat ; Spaenhe mylen 17 1/2 in een graat ; Engle en France mylen 20 in een graat.

Citation / reference note
Koeman, vol. IV, Don 29, map 4, p.170-171.
Kershaw, vol. 1, entry 202, p. 187.

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27778.

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

Subject heading

1. Nautical charts - Atlantic coast (Canada)
2. Maps Greenland
3. Maps Iceland
4. Atlantic Coast (Canada) - Maps - Early works to 1800.
5. Canada - Maps - Early works to 1800.