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Nova et accvrata Poli Arctici et terrarum circum laccntium descriptio [cartographic material]. 


[ca. 1708]



Place of creation



Apud Gerardi Valk et Petri Schenk

1 map : hand col. ; 39 x 51 cm on sheet 47 x 58 cm.

Scope and content

Shows northern part of Canada including: Hudson, James, Button and Baffin Bays as well as Davis Strait. Also shows Newfoundland, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Europe and Asia.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
90: Open
264 Item no. assigned by LAC 264
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/10 000/[1696]

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional information

Includes illustrations of sailing ships and decorative figures around the title and secondary cartouches.

Indicates the Arctic circle.

Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 264

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

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Vol. 1, Entry 111, p.110, 3rd State, 1708.

Copy / version note
The microfiche version is NMC 27811.

Subject heading

1. Arctic regions
2. Hudson Bay - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. James Bay - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. Baffin Bay - Maps - Early works to 1800.
5. Button Bay - Maps - Early works to 1800.
6. Maps Greenland
7. Maps Iceland
8. Early works to 1800. Newfoundland and Labrador
9. Davis Strait - Maps - Early works to 1800.