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Scope and content
Map shows the Northern hemisphere from the Noth pole to 50 degrees north latitude.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
250 Item no. assigned by LAC 250
Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.
Prime meridian Faero Island.
On verso: Text in english, pp. 43-44 "The Pole Arctique, and the description of the Septentrionall or Northern Lands".
From: Mercator and Hondius: Atlas or A Geographicke descriptions of the Regions, countires and Kingdoms of the world, through Europe, Asia, Africa and America, 1636.
This copy differs from other copy in collection in that it lacks the decorative border found on item 251.
On verso map has Signature "N" and catchword "thed".
Map has two cartouches: Title cartouche and a blank cartouche located on the right side of the map.
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 250.
Citation / reference note
Kershaw, vol. 1, entry 97, p. 99, First state, english ed.
Koeman, vol. 2, Entry ME 41A, p. 373-374.
Copy / version note
Arctic regions - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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