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Place of creation
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. This copy is the second state of the 1613 french edition. The map shows the discoveries of Frobisher (1576-78) and Davis (1585-87).
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
247 Item no. assigned by LAC 247
Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.
Creator / Provenance
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.
On verso: Text in French "Le pole Arctiqve", pp. 47-48, Sig "L", catchword "peaux".
From Mercator's : L'Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques.
Physical condition note
Citation / reference note
Koeman, Vol. II, Entry ME 23A, plate .
Burden, Entry 88, p 113-114, 1613 french ed., signature 47L with catchword peaux.
Copy / version note
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.
Arctic regions - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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