Rare Map Donation
The Banks Collection


December 2000


Accession # 107121
Cumberland (1676)

Cumberland. // 2 // II

  • Robert Morden (flourished 1669-1703, died 1703), possibly published 1676.
  • Scale: Visual scale [10 mm = 20 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 10 cm x 6 cm, on sheet 11 cm x 9 cm. Left edge irregular.
  • Geographical description at the bottom of the map. Circular compass on left side of map. Possibly from set of playing card maps.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, p.174: "Morden produced many other maps, charts and globes including the rare set of playing card maps of 1676 which were re-issued with the suits removed, as a miniature atlas, by Turpin in about 1773."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107121
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Accession # 107122
Cumberland (1770)

Cumberland. // 8 // Cumberland is in the Diocesefs' / of Chester and Carlisle and is 50 / Miles in length...

  • John Gibson (flourished 1750-1792), probably published 1770.
  • Scale: Visual scale [18 mm = 20 English miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 11 cm x 6 cm, on sheet 13 cm x 8 cm. Circular compass shown upper left side of map.
  • Probably from Gibson's New and Accurate Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. Drawn from the latest Survey's By J. Gibson. London. Printed for J. Newbery at the Bible and sun in St. Paul's Church-Yard, [1759].
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCXIV, pp.175-176.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107122
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Accession # 107123
Cumberland Westmoreland (1823)

CUMBERLAND / WESTMORELAND // T. VI. // P. n3 // A.M. Perrot 1823. // Me. Migneret Sc.

  • Aristide Michel Perrot (1793-1879), probably published 1823.
  • Description: Printed map. 15 cm x 9 cm. County boundaries hand coloured. Drawing of an eagle above the map.
  • Possibly from Perrot's County Maps of Great Britain, 1823
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107123
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Accession # 107124
Cumberland (1810)

CUMBERLAND // London. Publish'd by J. Wallis, Engraver, 77, Berwick Str. Soho.

  • James Wallis (flourished 1810-1820), published 1810.
  • Scale: Visual scale [19 mm = 12 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 14 cm x 10 cm. Hand coloured map and border. Explanation key at bottom of map. Compass shown at lower right of map.
  • Probably from Wallis' New Pocket Edition of the English Counties or Travellers Companion in which are carefully laid down all the direct & cross roads..., published 1810.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 114 issue (i), p.216.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCXLIV, pp.256-257.
  • Another copy, see Accession #107125.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107124
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Accession # 107125
Cumberland (1810)

CUMBERLAND // London. Publish'd by J. Wallis, Engraver, 77, Berwick Str. Soho.

  • James Wallis (flourished 1810-1820), published 1810.
  • Scale: Visual scale [19 mm = 12 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 14 cm x 10 cm. Hand coloured map and border. Explanation key at bottom of map. Compass shown at lower right of map.
  • Probably from Wallis' New Pocket Edition of the English Counties or Travellers Companion in which are carefully laid down all the direct & cross roads..., published 1810.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 114 issue (i), p.216.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCXLIV, pp.256-257.
  • Another copy, see Accession #107124.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107125

Accession # 107126
Westmorland and Comberlad (1627?)

Westmorland / and / Comberlad // 40

  • Pieter van der Keere (flourished 1579-1696), probably published 1627?
  • Verso: WESTMORLAND. // CHAPTER XL. // WESTMORLAND, by some late Latine Writers is called Westmaria, and Westmor- / landia, by some later Westmoria, and in our English Tongue Westmorland... // 5 // The
  • Scale: Visual scale [15 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 9 cm x 15 cm. Boundaries, border and hills hand coloured. Minor damage top right corner.
  • Probably originally published in Keere's England Wales Scotland and Ireland described and abridged with ye historie relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume done by John Speed..., published 1627, 1632 and 1646.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 57, p.153.
  • Another copy see Accession #107127.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107126
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Accession # 107127
Westmorland and Comberlad (1627?)

Westmorland / and / Comberlad // 40

  • Pieter van der Keere (flourished 1579-1696), probably published 1627?
  • Verso: WESTMORLAND. // CHAPTER XL. // WESTMORLAND, by some late Latine Writers is called Westmaria, and Westmor- / landia, by some later Westmoria, and in our English Tongue Westmorland... // 5 // The
  • Scale: Visual scale [15 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 9 cm x 15 cm. Boundaries, border and hills hand coloured. Minor damage top right corner.
  • Probably originally published in Keere's England Wales Scotland and Ireland described and abridged with ye historie relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume done by John Speed..., published 1627, 1632 and 1646.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 57, p.153.
  • From the same copy of the atlas as Accession # 107128.
  • Another copy see Accession #107126.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107127
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Accession # 107128
Westmorland... (1627?)

WESTMORLAND. // ble-side, neere the vpper corner of Winander-mear, there appeares at this day the ruines of an ancient Citie, ...

  • Pieter van der Keere (flourished 1579-1696), probably published 1627?
  • Verso: CUMBERLAND. / CHAPTER XLI. // Cvmberland, the furthest North-west Province in this Realme of England, confront- / teth vpon the South of Scotland, and is diuided from that Kingdome partly by the Riuer Kir- / sop...
  • Description: Text pages from an atlas. 10 cm x 15 cm. No map. History of Westmorland and
  • Cumberland on each side of sheet.
  • Probably originally published in Keere's England Wales Scotland and Ireland described and abridged with ye historie relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume done by John Speed..., published 1627, 1632 and 1646.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 57, p.153.
  • From the same copy of the atlas as Accession # 107127.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107128
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Accession # 107129
Cumberland (1803)

CUMBERLAND // Sold by J. Luffman, 28, Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, London. // 7

  • John Luffman (flourished 1776-1820), published 1803.
  • Scale: Visual scale [9 mm = 20 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. On sheet 18 cm x 11 cm. Hand coloured. Map is in a circular border approximately 6 cm in diameter.
  • Probably from Luffman's A New Pocket Atlas and Geography of England and Wales. Illustrated with Fifty-five Copper plates. Shewing all the Great Post Roads with the Towns & Villages situated thereon: Also, A description of the Air, Soil, Productions and Manufactures as well as the number of Hundreds, Cities, Boroughs, Market-towns, Parishes & Inhabitants. By John Luffman, Geogr. London. Engraved, Printed & Published by J. Luffman, No. 28, Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, 1803.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCVIII, pp.236-238: "This interesting little work consists of a title-page, with ornamental border, Preface, on two pages, signed by John Luffman, March, 1803, followed by a half-title with "England" printed in the centre, and below, the signs used to indicate cities, boroughs, towns, and villages; the back is plain. Fifty-four small circular maps, 2 3/8 inches in diameter, printed on the top part of a small octavo page with descriptive text below, of the counties of England and Wales; and a general map of England and Wales. Below the border, and following the curve, of each map is: "Sold by J. Luffman, 28, Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street London"."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107129
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Accession # 107130
Cumberland (1790)

CUMBERLAND.

  • John Aikin (1747-1822), published 1790 or later.
  • Description: Printed map. On sheet 17 cm x 11 cm. County boundaries hand coloured.
  • Probably from Aikin's England Delineated; or, a Geographical Description of every county in England and Wales [by J. Aikin]...Second edition...London: Printed by T. Bensley; for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, M, DCC, XC.I Second edition 1790 or later.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCLXXXVI, p.223: "Contains forty-three maps, consisting of England, North Wales, South Wales, and the forty English counties. They are in outline showing only the towns and rivers, and are without scales, borders or any other information. The name of the county is printed at the top of each map. The first edition, published in 1788, is without maps."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107130
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Accession # 107131
[Westmoreland] / [Cumberland] (1785)

[WESTMORELAND ] DIRECT (VOL. I.) ROADS. // Kirkby Lonsdale 17 ½ , Kendal 12, Ambleside 14. // 265 // 266 // Printed for the Proprietors BOWLES & CARVER, London.

  • Daniel Paterson (1739-1825), published 1785.
  • Verso: [CUMBERLAND] PATERSON'S (VOL. I.) ITINERARY // Keswick 15, Cockermouth 12, Whitehaven 13 ½. // 267 // 268 // Printed for the Proprietors BOWLES & CARVER, London.
  • Description: Printed map. 15 cm x 9 cm, on sheet 19 cm x 11 cm. Routes, lakes and buildings hand coloured. Maps have been divided vertically into two sections or strips.
  • Probably from Paterson's British itinerary being a new and accurate delineation and description of the direct and principal cross roads in Great Britain..., 1785.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 89 issue (i), pp.184-185.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107131
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Accession # 107132
Eye Draught of the Solway Moss (1779)

Eye Draught / of the / SOLWAY MOSS // PLAN of SOLWAY MOSS. / De[s]cribed in the Gent. Mag. for June, p.265.

  • Thomas Bowen (flourished 1749-1790), published 1779.
  • Description: Printed map. 9 cm x 14 cm, on sheet 12 cm x 21 cm. Hand coloured. Bottom of page irregular.
  • From The Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 49, February 1779, opp. p.65.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107132
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Accession # 107133
Canada (1682)

CANADA

  • Pierre du Val (1618-1638), second state, published 1682.
  • Description: Printed map. 10 cm x 12 cm, on sheet 15 cm x 14 cm. Cartouche, border and outlines hand coloured.
  • Published in La Geographie Du Temps, 1682.
  • Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. I, entry 141, pp.133-134: "A number of place names have been added: "Buttons Bay", "3.Rivers", "Boston", "VIRGINIE", and in the area of sea at the left of the map, "B.Chesapeak", "Mer de Canada", "al-Manhate", "I.de Sable", and "C. Breton"."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107133
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Accession # 107134
Cumberland (1635)

Cumberland. // 29

  • Mathew Simons (flourished 1635-1654, died 1654), probably published 1635.
  • Verso: Cumberland. // 30 // The
  • Scale: Visual scale [12 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed distance chart with small map. 18 cm x 13 cm. There is also a list of city names starting with the letter C at the bottom of the sheet. Two worm holes on the bottom left of sheet. Verso consists of text only, in three columns, listing city names from C to L.
  • Probably from Simons' A direction for the English traviller by which he shal be inabled to coast about all England and Wales..., 1635.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 99 issue (i), pp.199-200: "Jacob van Langeren engraved a set of triangular distance tables which were published by Mathew Simons in 1635. The distance tables were reduced copies of those by John Norden, published in England, an Intended Guyde, for English Travailers in 1625. The bottom right-hand corner of each plate contained a tiny, skeleton county map (99), known as a 'thumb-nail' map due to its small scale. These rare maps were first published in A Direction for the English Traviller which was the earliest English road book to contain maps."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107134
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Accession # 107135
Cumberland (1695)

CUMBER / LAND

  • John Seller (flourished 1660-1697, died 1698), possibly published 1695.
  • Scale: Visual scale [21 mm = 10 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 14 cm x 12 cm, on sheet 19 cm x 14 cm. Border, county boundaries and some features hand coloured. Border labelled with compass directions.
  • Possibly from Seller's Anglia Contracta. or A Description of the Kingdom of England & Principality of wales in Several new Mapps of all the Countyes therein Contained By John Seller Hydrographer to The King, [1695]. Later reprinted in other works.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CXVIII, pp.97-98.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107135
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Accession # 107136
Cumberland in which every Parish and Place... (1808)

CUMBERLAND / in which every Parish and Place is laid down / containing upwards of 40 Houses. // Published Jany. 1, 1808, by R. Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London. // Cooper delt. et sculp. // Plate VII.

  • Benjamin Pitts Capper (flourished 1802-1829), published 1808.
  • Scale: Visual scale [24 mm = 10 British Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 10 cm x 18 cm, on sheet 13 cm x 21 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably from Capper's A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom...accompanied by forty-six maps, drawn purposely for this work, on an original plan. By Benjamin Pitts Capper, Esq. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, Bridge Street Blackfriars...,1808.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCXXVII, pp.245-246: "Contains forty-four very clearly engraved coloured maps, each of which bears the imprint: 'Published Jany 1. 1808; by R. Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London,' and, in the bottom right-hand corner: 'Cooper delt et sculpt'."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107136
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Accession # 107137
Carlisle (1720)

161 // CARLISLE - is a City of / great Antiquity: Said to have been / built by Luel or Lugubal, a petty King of ye County...

  • John Owen (flourished 1720) and Emanuel Bowen (circa 1720-1767), published 1720 or later.
  • Verso: 162 // Kelso [at 57] / Is a considerable and / well built town, plea= / santly seated on the North side of the River / Tweed...
  • Description: 20 cm x 14 cm. The printed map is divided into four rectangular strips. There is circular compass in each of the strips. Coat of arms of Carlisle appears above the title. Recto is hand coloured including the coat of arms. Verso is uncoloured.
  • Probably from Owen and Bowen's Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd; Being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby's Actual Survey of all ye Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales..., published 1720 and in various editions until 1764.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CXLVII, pp.117-123.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107137
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Accession # 107138
Cvmberland (1626)

CVMBER / LAND

  • John Bill (flourished 1604-1630), published 1626.
  • Verso: Westmorland. // This County, called in Latine Westmorlandia, and Westmaria, we in English call Westmorland, for the store of Moores and Hills contained in it...
  • Scale: Visual scale [15 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 8 cm x 12 cm, on sheet 14 cm x 19 cm. X and Y axis are labelled. The top margin is damaged, and the left edge shows stitch marks from binding.
  • Probably from Bill's The Abridgment of Camden's Britania with the maps of the seuerall shires of England and Wales..., 1626
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 10 issue (i), p.104: "Bill published books in London from 1604, and in 1626 produced a set of county maps...in The abridgment of Camden's Britania which was a miniature copy of Saxton's maps produced on the same format as van den Keere's maps of c.1605...These were the first individual county maps to show graduations of latitude and longitude; the longitude being measured from the prime meridian of the Azores."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107138
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Accession # 107139
Het innemen van Quebeek... (1698?)

Het innemen van QUEBEEK Hoosstad van Canada // I. Van Viannen del et se. // Pag. 125

  • Jan van Vianen (flourished 1695-1729)
    Father Loius de Hennepin (Dutch missionary in North America 1640-1701), published 1698?
  • Description: View. 16 cm x 12 cm, on sheet 20 cm x 14 cm.
  • Possibly originally published in Hennepin's Aenmerckelycke historische reys-beschryvinge door verscheyde landen..., 1698.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107139
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Accession # 107140
Canada ou Novvelle France (1719)

CANADA / ou / NOVVELLE / FRANCE // die Landtschafft Canada oder Dass Neue Franckreich. // Fig: 9.

  • Allain Manesson Mallet (1603-1706), published 1719.
  • Description: Printed map. 14 cm x 10 cm, on sheet 20 cm x 16 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. I, entry 271, p. 241: "Published in Des Herrn Allain Manesson Mallets Beschreibung des gantzen welt-kreises - 1719".
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107140
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Accession # 107141
Isle de Terre Nevve de l'Amerique (1683)

ISLE de TERRE NEVVE // DE L'AMERIQUE. / FIGURE CXXII. // 283 // 283

  • Allain Manesson Mallet (1603-1706), published 1683.
  • Verso: 284 // DE L'AMERIQUE // Des Isles Açores. // Ces Isles à qui on a donné le nom de Flandre ou de Fla- / mengues, sont situées vers l'Orient de l'Isle de Terre-neuve...
  • Description: Printed map. 15 cm x 10 cm, on sheet 21 cm x 14 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Published in Mallet's Description de l'Univers, 1683.
  • Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. I, entry 268, pp.241, 243: "This birds-eye-view of Newfoundland was published by Mallet in 1683...This map appeared in his octavo atlas Description de l'Universe...It is partly based on Sanson but the shape of the Avalon Peninsula shows the influence of contemporary Dutch sea-charts."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107141
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Accession # 107142
A Map of Cumberland North from London (1742)

A Map of CUMBERLAND North from London. // JJ. // T. Badeslade delin. // Published by the Proprietors T. Badeslade & WH Toms Septr. 29th. 1741. // W. H Toms Sculp

  • Thomas Badeslade (flourished 1719-1745)
    William Henry Toms (flourished 1723-1758), published 1742.
  • Scale: Visual scale [24 mm = 10 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 15 cm x 15 cm, on sheet 16 cm x 18 cm. List of cities and text description in a panel on left side of map.
  • Originally published in Tom's Chorographia Britanniae. Or A Set of Maps of all the Counties in England and Wales...,1742.
  • Described in Hodson, County Atlases of the British Isles, entries 188-189, pp.154-157: "The approxiamte date of publication of the atlas is known from an advertisement in the Daily Post 14 June 1742: 'This Day is publish'd, (Price 5s. in Sheets, and 6s. bound) Most humbly inscrib'd to his Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales. Curiously engrav'd on Fifty-three Copper-Plates, being the cheapest and most useful Book ever yet publish'd, Chorographia Britanniae...[followed by a long description almost identical to the title-page] Engrav'd by William Henry Toms. Sold by J. Hodges on London-Bridge; E. Cummins at the Royal-Exchange; T. Longman, Pater-noster Row; W.H. Toms, Engraver, in Union-Court, near Hatton-Garden, Holbourn; W. Sandby, at the Ship without Temple Bar; J. Joliffe, and J. Jackson, in St. James's-Street; J. Brindley, and J. Pine, in New Bond-Street; J. Stagg, in Westminster-Hall; and R. Amey in the Court of Requests, and at his Shop at Charing-Cross.'
    Although several booksellers are named here it is apparent from the title-page that they acted merely as retailers of this book and that at this stage the atlas was wholly owned by Toms. This is confirmed by subsequent advertisements where the book is 'Sold by the Proprietor, W.H. Toms'. At the time the maps were engraved the work was apparently owned jointly by Badeslade and Toms (see imprint of the maps). Presumably Badeslade left the partnership between September 1741, the date in the imprint of the maps and June 1742 when the atlas was published. The large number of surviving examples of the atlas shows that Chorographia Britanniae was a considerable success; it was perhaps one of the two or three best-selling county atlases to be published before Cary's new and correct English atlas appeared in 1787. It was the first eighteenth-century county atlas to be truly pocket size and, like its road-book equivalent, Britannia depicta (nos 149-65), it immediately found a substantial and hitherto unexploited market. It is surprising that, with the example of Britannia depicta before them, the map trade neglected for so long to publish a pocket county atlas.
    The first edition of the atlas, in its four variants, was on sale for only a short time; within two or three months a new edition was published.
    Each county map and the maps of Wales has a title outside the top border 'A Map of [name of county] except for Bedfordshire, Essex, Lancashire and Wiltshire which are simply headed by the county name and Sussex which is headed 'THE COUNTY OF SUSEX'. Except for Middlesex this title is followed by a note of the approximate bearing of the county from London as, for example, 'A Map of HEREFORD SHIRE North West from London'. Outside the bottom border of the maps is engraved, with minor variations, 'T. Badeslade delin.' (left), 'Publish'd by the Proprietors T. Badeslade & W H Toms Septr. 29th. 1741.' (center) and 'W.H. Toms Sculpt' (right). These signatures also appear on the five leaves bearing tables of roads and lists of towns except that here 'T. Badeslade delin.' is omitted. In a panel at the left side of each county map is a list of towns with notes of parliamentary representation, markets, fairs and other information. The size of the county maps averages 15.4 x 15.0 cm including the panel and each, except where indicated below, has a scale-bar of 'English Miles'. The county maps are based on Moll."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107142
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Accession # 107143
A Correct Map of Cumberland (1748)

A / Correct MAP / of CUMBERLAND // 7.

  • Thomas Osborne (died 1767), published 1748.
  • Scale: Visual scale [33 mm = 15 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 15 cm x 17 cm, on sheet 17 cm x 18 cm.
  • Probably originally published in Osborne's Geographia Magnae Britanniae. Or, Correct maps of all the counties is England, Scotland, and Wales..., published 1748 and 1756?
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.182-183: "Osborne's Geopraphia Magnae Britanniae contained charming, small decorative maps in an early style...vertical borders graduated into degrees of latitude; horizontal borders graduated into degrees of longitude but the upper border is sometimes graduated in 'minutes of time' instead...Ttile: 'A Correct Map of...'set within a panel usually having a decorative frame resembling carved wood."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107143
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Accession # 107144
The Lakes

THE LAKES // Pl.44. // P.398.

  • Scale: Visual scale [50 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 17 cm x 13 cm, on sheet 20 cm x 16 cm. Shorelines, boundaries and hachured relief hand coloured.
  • Source and date unconfirmed.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107144
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Accession # 107145
Cumberland (1832)


CUMBERLAND // Drawn & Engraved for Cobbett's Geographical Dictionary of England & Wales.

  • William Cobbe tt (1762-1835), published 1832 or 1854.
  • Description: Printed map. 18 cm x 10 cm, on sheet 22 cm x 13 cm. Left and right edges irregular. North arrow lower right.
  • Published in Cobbett's A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales..., 1832 or second edition, 1854.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entries CCCCXL and CCCCXLa, p.304: "Contains fifty-two outline maps of the counties of England and Wales with a general map. The maps are very poor, simply giving the towns and county boundary. The names of the counties are given in long panels; and below the border of each map is: 'Drawn & Engraved for Cobbett's Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales.'"
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107145
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Accession # 107146
An Improved Map of Cumberland... (1744)

An Improved MAP of / CUMBERLAND, / containing the Borough / and Market Towns, / with those adjoyning; also / its Principle roads and / Rivers by I. Cowley / Geographer to his Majesty

  • John Cowley (flourished 1734-1744), published 1744 or 1745.
  • Scale: Visual scale [25 mm = 10 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 19 cm x 14 cm, on sheet 20 cm x 17 cm. Boundaries, relief, and border hand coloured. Right edge irregular.
  • Published originally in Dodsley and Cowley, The Geography of England: Done in The Manner of Gordon's Geographical Grammar...1744, or in Dodsley and Cowley, A New Sett of Pocket Mapps of all the Counties of England and Wales...,1745.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entries CLXXXI and CLXXXIII, pp.139-141: CLXXXI: "The fifty-five, very clearly engraved, maps given in the following list are arranged throughout the volume with the text to which they belong. The titles of the county maps begin: 'An Improved Map of,' and end, 'by J. Cowley, Geographer to his Majesty.'" CLXXXIII: "The maps are precisely the same as those issued in The Geography of England, published by R. Dodsley in 1744."
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Accession # 107147
A New Map of Cumberland and Westmoreland... (1784)

A / New MAP of / CUMBERLAND / and / WESTMORELAND / Drawn from the / Latest Authorities. // Published by ALEXR. HOGG at the ...

  • George Augustus Walpoole (flourished 1784), published 1784.
  • Scale: Visual scale [42 mm = 20 British Statute Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 19 cm x 16 cm, on sheet 21 cm x 17 cm. Hand coloured. Coat of arms for Westmoreland and Cumberland above map. North arrow in a circle lower left. False margin has been added to the right edge.
  • Originally published in Walpoole's The New British Traveller; or a complete modern universal display of Great-Britain and Ireland..., 1784. McMaster's copy the left hand side of two pages; the full imprint across the bottom would read "Published by ALEXR. HOGG at the King Arms. No. 16, PATERNOSTER ROW".
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 117, pp.218-220.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCLI, pp.204-206.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107147
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Accession # 107148
Cumberland (1845)

CUMBERLAND

  • Reuben Ramble (1810-1875), published 1845.
  • Insets: [Views around the margin to the map, hand coloured]
    • Carlisle Catherdr....
    • Lead mine
    • Lowdore water fall
    • Keswick Lake & Skiddaw Mountain
    • Druidica remains
  • Scale: Visual scale [13 mm = 10 Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 11 cm x 7 cm, on sheet 21 cm x 16 cm. Marginal views hand coloured. Accompanied by one leaf of text (Accession #107149).
  • Originally published in Reuben Ramble's travels through the counties of England, 1845.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.190-192: "The charming miniature maps...of 'Reuben Ramble' were lithographic reproductions of those published by Robert Miller, with the addition of small vignettes around the border, showing local rural scenes and places of interest and importance. The issue was designed for children and it is, therefore, unusual to find the maps in good condition, and particularly without some juvenile additions!"
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107148
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Accession # 107149
Cumberland (1845)

CUMBERLAND. // B

  • Reuben Ramble (1810-1875), published 1845.
  • Verso: [text continued]
  • Description: Text, no map, on sheet 21 cm x 16 cm. To accompany map (Accession #107148).
  • Originally published in Reuben Ramble's travels through the counties of England, 1845.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107149
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Accession # 107150
Cumberland (1746)

CUMBERLAND

  • Samuel Simpson (flourished 1746), published 1746.
  • Insets:
    • The Arms of Cumberland [coat of arms]
    • The Isle of / MAN
  • Description: Printed map. 19 cm x 16 cm, on sheet 23 cm x 18 cm. Missing piece in top margin, and bottom edge irregular. Very fragile paper.
  • Originally published in Simpson's The agreeable historian, or the compleat English traveller...,1746. Some of the maps were reissued between 1749 and 1757.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 100, pp.201-202: "Simpson produced a set of rare, small county maps..., 'after the Designs of Herman Moll, and others', each decorated with one, sometimes two, coats-of-arms, in The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller of 1746."
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CLXXXIV, pp.141-142: "Three volumes containing forty-one maps of the counties of England. Most of them show the arms of the counties, and frequently those of the chief towns and of the principal county families. The maps precede the histories of the various counties. They bear no pagination or reference to show that they belong to any work, and the backs are plain."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107150
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Accession # 107151
Cumberland, Verdeeld in desxelfs Wards... (1770?)

CUMBERLAND, / Verdeeld in desxelfs Wards, / berattende alle de Steden Burg-en / Marktvlekken, met de Wegen, Af. / standen, enx. Opgesteld door E. Bowen, / Landbeschryver van zyn Britsche / Majesteit, Te Amsteldam by / Pieter Meijer Uitgegeven 1769. // L. Schenk, Jansz: Sculp. 1769.

  • Pieter Meijer, published 1770?
  • Scale: Two visual scales [30 mm = 3 Duitsche Mylen; 34 mm = 15 Engelsche Mylen].
  • Description: Printed map. 19 cm x 18 cm, on sheet 22 cm x 20 cm.
  • Possibly from Meijer's Algemeene Oefenschoole van Konsten en Weetenschappen. Zesde Afdeeling...Amsteldam, 1770.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 15, p.111: "Close copies of these maps [ie. Bowen, The Natural history of England; or, a description of each particular county...1756-1762] were published in 1770 by Pieter Meijer in Algemeene oefenschoole van konsten en weetenschappen....the map and title are engraved in Dutch and Meijer's name appears in the title cartouche."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107151
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Accession # 107152
Porto Desire (1584?)

Porto Desire // No. 22.

  • Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), published 1584?
  • Description: Pictorial map with letters of alphabet indicating certain features - no legend. 15 cm x 21 cm, on sheet 18 cm x 24 cm.
  • Possibly from Ortelius' The Epitome..., source unconfirmed.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107152
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Accession # 107153
Brasil, Divided into its Captainships (1709)

BRASIL, / Divided into its / CAPTAINSHIPS. / H, Moll fecit.

  • Herman Moll (flourished 1678-1732), published 1709.
  • Scale: Visual scale [33 mm = 6 degrees].
  • Description: Printed map. 17 cm x 19 cm, on sheet 20 cm x 23 cm. Borders, cartouche and all of Brazil hand coloured. Water stains in upper margin.
  • Probably originally published in Moll's Atlas manuale; or, a New Sett of maps of all parts of the earth, 1709.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107153
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Accession # 107154
Canal de Noel... (1774-1785?)

CANAL DE NOEL, / sur la côte S. O. / DE LA TERRE DE FEU. // Bernard Dirax. // P1. 59

  • Robert Bénard (flourished 1750-1785) and Captain James Cook (1728-1779), published 1774-1785?
  • Scale: Visual scale [63 mm = 5 Milles Anglois].
  • Description: Printed map. 22 cm x 17 cm, on sheet 25 cm x 20 cm. Bottom edge irregular.
  • Probably from a French edition of Cook's Voyages. Bénard engraved maps for these editions from 1774 to 1785 (Tooley, p.49).
  • Source and date unconfirmed.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107154
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Accession # 107155
England & Wales (1814)

ENGLAND & WALES // Publish'd by Nuttall, Fisher & Co. Liverpool. June 1814. // Neele sculpt. 352 Strand.

  • Samuel John Neele (1758-1824), published 1814.
  • Scale: Visual scale [35 mm = 70 British Statue Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 23 cm x 18 cm, on sheet 26 cm x 21 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Source unknown.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107155
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Accession # 107156
Cumberland (1848)

CUMBERLAND. // Engraved for Dugdales England and Wales Delineated. // Drawn & Engraved by J. Archer Pentonville London. // 9

  • James Dugdale, probably published 1848.
  • Scale: Visual scale [45 mm = 15 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 24 cm x 18 cm, on sheet 26 cm x 22 cm.
  • Probably originally published in Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain. England & Wales Delineated..., published 1848 and 1854-60.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCCLXVI, pp.323: "A very nicely prepared work in three volumes, each containing an engraved title-page and frontispiece, with numerous finely engraved topographical views. The pagination, 1-1586, is continuous throughout the three volumes. The fifty-eight maps are "Drawn & engraved by J. Archer, Pentonville, London," the statement being given in the bottom right-hand corner of each map. The imprints referred to in the 1843 issue are erased. The maps are arranged alphabetically throughout the three volumes, but each one bears a number which shows that they were arranged differently in a former issue, probably in a separate volume. The Welsh counties bear the highest numbers. The population is given from the census returns of 1831. The text is, apparently, the same as the earlier issues; but some of the views and the addition of railways on the maps suggest a later date."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107156
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Accession # 107157
A Modern Map of Cumberland... (1766)

A Modern MAP of / CUMBERLAND / Drawn from the / latest Surveys; / Corrected & Improved / by the best Authorities. / J. Ellis sculpt. // Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Churchyard, & Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street. // 12

  • John Ellis (1751-1800), published 1766.
  • Scale: Visual scale [35 mm = 12 British Statute Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 25 cm x 20 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 22 cm. Boundaries, border, cartouche
  • and relief hand coloured.
  • Probably from the atlas Ellis's English Atlas: or, A Compleat Chorography of England and
  • Wales: in Fifty Maps Containing more Particulars than any other Collection of the Same Kind...,
  • published 1766.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCXXVII, pp.189-191: "A set of clearly engraved maps very similar in design and execution to those by Thomas Kitchin issued in England Illustrated, 1764...
    Unless otherwise shown the titles of the maps begin: "A Modern Map of." -and bear the imprint: "Printed for Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street & Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard." In some cases Bowles' name comes first."
    [Cumberland is listed as map 12.]
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107157
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Accession #107158
Cumberland (1837?)

CUMBERLAND. // 49.

  • Thomas Moule (1784-1851), published 1837?
  • Insets:
    • [coats of arms]
    • CARLISLE.
    • [figure holding coat of arms]
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 20 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 21 cm. Boundaries, hachure relief, and insets hand coloured.
  • Probably from Moule's atlas The English Counties Delineated; or a topographical description of England..., published 1837-1839.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCCCLXXII, pp.326-328: "A splendid work, containing fifty-eight maps and plans embellished by topographical views, coats of arms (some of which are named), elaborately decorated borders, and symbolical pictures. Engraved by James Bingley, John Dower, and W. Schmollinger."
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.176-178: "Moule produced a set of deservedly popular maps..., in parts from 1830 and as a complete work from 1837, based mainly on his own observations: 'Without assuming any extraordinary pretensions to topographical information, the Editor may mention that he has, with 'expensive diligence' personally visited every county in England, excepting only Devonshire and Cornwall...'. The county maps, town plans and environs' maps were finely engraved on steel and mostly richly decorated in flamboyant style with armorials and crests, secular and clerical figures, vignettes of local scenes and buildings, and architectural embellishments. This was the last series of decorative county maps produced and was an unusual product in a period when map-makers were rejecting ornamentation in favour of an austere, functional style. The maps were issued over a long period and display some interesting plate changes; railway information was added and regularly revised, vignettes were reworked and in some cases completely altered, and, most intriguingly, the names of the engravers on some of the maps were changed; for example, Warwickshire was attributed to Schmollinger before 1838 and to Bingley after 1838. The early issues of the maps, which were generally printed on better quality paper than later issues, were often coloured either in outline or with colour washes on the hundreds, but the decorative features were not coloured as they tend to be by modern colourists. Later issues are more frequently found close cropped than earlier issues, with little or no margins, since the format of Barclays Universal English Dictionary was slightly smaller than the original English Counties Delineated and the sheets had to be trimmed during binding."
  • Another copy, see Accession #107160.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107158
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Accession # 107159
Cumberland (1807)

CUMBERLAND / Engraved by B. Baker Islington. // Published, October 13th. 1806, by LAURIE & WHITTLE, No. 53 Fleet Street London.

  • Benjamin Baker (flourished 1766-1824), published 1807.
  • Scale: Visual scale [32 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 23 cm x 18 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 23 cm. Boundaries and border hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published by Baker in the atlas Laurie and Whittle's New and Improved English Atlas, Divided into Counties: shewing Their Respective Situations, Boundaries, and Extent..., 1807.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCXCIV, p.227: "A good many additions and corrections have been made in the forty-four original plates. A star indicator of the points of the compass is added to the title-panel partly obliterating the engraver's name. "Published October...1806, by Laurie & Whittle, No. 55 Fleet Street London." is added at the bottom of each plate."
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, p.162.
  • This map is a later edition of Accession #107164.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107159
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Accession # 107160
Cumberland (1837?)

CUMBERLAND. // 49.

  • Thomas Moule (1784-1851), published 1837?
  • Insets:
    • [coats of arms]
    • CARLISLE.
    • [figure holding coat of arms]
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 20 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 21 cm. Boundaries, hachure relief, and insets hand coloured.
  • Probably from Moule's atlas The English Counties Delineated; or a topographical description of England..., published 1837-1839.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCCCLXXII, pp.326-328: "A splendid work, containing fifty-eight maps and plans embellished by topographical views, coats of arms (some of which are named), elaborately decorated borders, and symbolical pictures. Engraved by James Bingley, John Dower, and W. Schmollinger."
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.176-178: "Moule produced a set of deservedly popular maps..., in parts from 1830 and as a complete work from 1837, based mainly on his own observations: 'Without assuming any extraordinary pretensions to topographical information, the Editor may mention that he has, with 'expensive diligence' personally visited every county in England, excepting only Devonshire and Cornwall...'. The county maps, town plans and environs' maps were finely engraved on steel and mostly richly decorated in flamboyant style with armorials and crests, secular and clerical figures, vignettes of local scenes and buildings, and architectural embellishments. This was the last series of decorative county maps produced and was an unusual product in a period when map-makers were rejecting ornamentation in favour of an austere, functional style. The maps were issued over a long period and display some interesting plate changes; railway information was added and regularly revised, vignettes were reworked and in some cases completely altered, and, most intriguingly, the names of the engravers on some of the maps were changed; for example, Warwickshire was attributed to Schmollinger before 1838 and to Bingley after 1838. The early issues of the maps, which were generally printed on better quality paper than later issues, were often coloured either in outline or with colour washes on the hundreds, but the decorative features were not coloured as they tend to be by modern colourists. Later issues are more frequently found close cropped than earlier issues, with little or no margins, since the format of Barclays Universal English Dictionary was slightly smaller than the original English Counties Delineated and the sheets had to be trimmed during binding."
  • Another copy, see Accession #107158.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107160
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Accession # 107161
Cumberland (1724)

CUMBERLAND / By / H. Moll Geographer

  • Herman Moll (flourished 1678-1732), probably published 1724.
  • Insets:
    • An Altar dug up at Ellenborough / Dedicated to the Genius of the Place.
  • Scale: Visual scale [38 mm = 10 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 26 cm x 21 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 22 cm.
  • Probably from Moll's atlas A New Description of England and Wales, With the Adjacent Islands..., published 1724.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entries CLXI and CLXII, pp.127-128: "Uncoloured reprints of the fifty maps of England and Wales by H. Moll, issued in A New Description of England and Wales. 1724. The only alteration is that the plates are numbered 1-50 within brackets between the border lines, in the top left-hand corner, in the same order as the previous issue. It is sometimes found bound in folio.
    [McMaster's copy has "(10)" printed between border lines, upper left.]
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.171-172: "Moll was possibly born in Holland, but more likely Germany; later, he came to England, and was first recorded as working with Moses Pitt in 1678 in London. After working for other publishers, he established his own business and eventually dominated the map trade in the early decades of the eighteenth century. He produced many maps and atlases including county atlases of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. His county maps were all boldly engraved in a characteristically heavy style and were unoriginal, being based on the earlier work of Norden, Ogilby, Speed and others - despite his claim that he 'omitted no pains to have them very correctly done, according to the Newest Observations and latest discoveries.' The county maps...of England and Wales are particularly attractive since the early issues were decorated with small vignette views or engravings of antiquities excavated in the county."
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Accession # 107162
Cumberland (1843)

CUMBERLAND // Published by Archd. Fullarton & Co. Glasgow. // Engd. By R. Scott.

  • Archibald Fullarton & Co. (publishers and engravers of Glasgow, 1834-1870), published 1843.
  • Insets:
    • CARLISLE, FROM THE NORTH EAST.
  • Scale: Visual scale [39 mm = 12 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 24 cm x 19 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 23 cm. Boundaries, border, hachured relief, and inset hand coloured.
  • Probably from Fullarton's The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales..., published 1843.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.138-140: "Fullarton printed and published several cartographical works including Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales which contained finely engraved, surprisingly detailed, county maps... These maps are very similar to those produced by Sidney Hall but most are decorated with a small, attractive vignette of an important place in the county, such as a cathedral, abbey or castle, or a panoramic view of a major town. The preface to the Gazetteer includes an interesting comment on the modus operandi of mid-nineteenth century map-makers: 'the Publisher will not impose on public confidence by representing it as founded upon "actual survey" - a mode of procedure which, however, desirable, and indeed necessary to absolute correctness in a Work of this class - would it is evident, require at once the authority and funds of Government to execute with any degree of accuracy and correctness; but every means in the power of private parties has been adopted to render this part of their Work satisfactory to the reader, the best Topographical authorities, and in particular, the Ordnance maps of the great trigonometrical survey of England and Wales, have been studiously consulted,...and local information has been obtained, when necessary, from competent sources'. Incidentally, he also neatly undermined competitive works, particularly Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary, by describing them as 'in great part obsolete and more or less unfit'."
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry DX, p.342.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107162
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Accession # 107163
A New Map of Cumberland... (1764)

A New MAP of / CUMBERLAND / Drawn from the best / Authorities: / By Thos,, Kitchin Geogr,, / Engraver to H.R.H. the / Duke of York.

  • Thomas Kitchen [Kitchin] (1718-1784), probably published 1764.
  • Scale: Visual scale [36 mm = 12 British Statute Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 26 cm x 20 cm, on sheet 29 cm x 22 cm. Hand coloured including the border and cartouche.
  • Probably from Kitchin's atlas England Illustrated, or, A Compendium of the Natural History, Geography, Topography, and Antiquities Ecclesiastical and Civil, of England and Wales. With maps of..., published 1764 and 1770.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCXXIV, pp.185-186: "Richard Gough, in his British Topography, Vol. I, p.41, says: "In 1764 he [Dodsey] put out a new work in 2 vols, 4to. pretended to be upon a new plan, intitled, 'England illustrated...with maps of the several counties, and engravings of many remains...and principal towns.' This is nothing more than an abridgement of Camden in a different method, all his errors adopted, and many new ones committed. The views are copied from Messrs. Buck by B. Ralph and J. Ryland, and the maps of little value. No compiler has been owned." With this criticism, as far as the maps are concerned, I do not agree, as they are clearly and distinctly engraved as is usual with Kitchin's maps. It is true they do not give much detail; the scale will not allow of that. The main roads and principal cross roads are shown very prominently.
    The titles of all the county maps, which are enclosed in floriated cartouches, begin with: 'A New Map of,' and end: 'By Thos. Kitchin Geogr. Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of York'."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107163
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Accession # 107164
Cumberland (1791)

CUMBERLAND // Engraved by B. Baker Islington.

  • Benjamin Baker (flourished 1766-1824), published 1791-1797.
  • Scale: Visual scale [32 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 23 cm x 19 cm, on sheet 27 cm x 21 cm.
  • Probably from The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure..., published 1791-1797.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCXCIII, pp.226-227: "This is a second series of county maps issued in the Universal Magazine from 1791-1797. "Engrav'd by B. Baker, Islington" appears immediately below the title-panel on each map."
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, p.102: "Of the many maps and atlases produced by Baker from his premises in Islington, the most interesting and available is the series of county maps...which were issued in the Universal Magazine. These clearly engraved maps were essentially copies of Cary's maps from the New and Correct English Atlas...and were later issued in revised form by Laurie & Whittle...Baker became engraver to the Board of Ordnance at the Tower of London where he engraved sheets for the first edition of the one inch Ordnance Survey maps.
    N.B. These plates were adapted for Laurie & Whittle's New and improved English atlas...."
  • This map is an earlier edition of Accession #107159.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107164
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Accession # 107165
Cumberland (1836)

CUMBERLAND. // ENGRAVED BY SIDY. HALL. // London, Published by Chapman & Hall, No. 186 Strand.

  • Sidney Hall (flourished 1817-1860), probably published in 1836 or later.
  • Scale: Visual scale [52 mm = 16 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 24 cm x 19 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 21 cm. Boundaries and railways hand coloured. Torn across the center and repaired.
  • Probably from Hall's atlas A New British Atlas: comprising A Series of 54 Maps,..., published 1836.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCCCLIV, p.314. Probably from the 1836 edition: "The dates are removed from all the plates..."
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.144-145: "Hall was a prolific engraver who produced maps for many atlases and publishers. In particular, he engraved a set of plain, interesting county maps...which were issued under several atlas titles. These maps went through many editions and show a series of revisions; it is common, for example, to find railway information up-dated by hand.
    These maps were issued over a period of 54 years in atlases and as folding maps; most issues updated railway and other information. They were also published in other works."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107165
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Accession # 107166
Brasil Nvova Tavola (1561)

BRASIL NVOVA TAVOLA.

  • Girolamo Ruscelli (circa 1504-1566), probably published 1561.
  • Verso: BRASILE, / TRENTESIMA / TAVOLA NVOVA. // XXX Gg [Text is written in Italian on right side of sheet]
  • Description: Printed map. 18 cm x 26 cm, on sheet 22 cm x 30 cm.
  • Probably from Ruscelli's La Geografia di Clavdio Tolomeo..., published in 1561.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107166
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Accession # 107167
Cumberland (1809)

CUMBERLAND / By JOHN CARY, Engraver. // London. Published by J. Cary Engraver & Mapseller No.181 Strand July 1st. 1809.

  • John Cary (circa 1754-1835), published 1809.
  • Scale: Visual scale [38 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 26 cm x 21 cm, on sheet 30 cm x 23 cm. Boundaries, parks and border hand coloured. Ripped at lower edge of paper.
  • Probably from Cary's New and Correct English Atlas..., 1809 edition.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCLXIV, p.216: "The date if the title-page is corrected to July 1st, 1809. This is practically a new work as the whole of the letter-press is reset and the maps re-engraved. Except Westmoreland, which is undated, the maps bear the imprint: "London. Published by J. Cary Engraver & Map-Seller, No. 181, Strand. July 1, 1809." They may be identified by the plate-mark which is half-an-inch beyond the border of the maps instead of quarter-of-an-inch as was the case with the earlier impressions."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107167
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Accession # 107168
Bowles's Reduced Map of Cumberland (1785)

BOWLES'S REDUCED MAP OF CUMBERLAND. // 13

  • Carrington Bowles (1724?-1793), published 1785.
  • Scale: Visual scale [63 mm = 18 British Statute Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 25 cm, on sheet 30 cm x 28 cm. Boundaries, parks, mountain ranges and border hand coloured.
  • Probably from Bowles's Pocket Atlas of the Counties of South Britain or England and Wales..., published 1785.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCLVI, pp.208-209: "A very fine atlas consisting of an engraved title-page and fifty-seven maps...The maps are clearly engraved, the roads being a prominent feature. In some cases they are printed two on a page, and in that case the numbers are bracketed in the list. The title is given outside the border at the top of each map, and begins: 'Bowles's reduced map of,'..."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107168
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Accession # 107169
Typvs Vniversalis Terrae... (1524)

TYPVS VNIVERSALIS TERRAE, IVXTA MODERNORVM DISTINCTIONEM ET EXTENSIONEM PER REGNA ET PROVINCIAS. // fol 1348

  • Peter Apian [Apianus] (1495-1552) and Regnier Gemma Frisius (1508-1555), published 1524 or later.
  • Description: Printed map. 20 cm x 28 cm, on sheet 21 cm x 29 cm.
  • Possibly from Apian's Cosmographicus liber Petri Apiani mathematici..., published 1524 and in later editions.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107169
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Accession # 107170
A Chart of the Straits of Magellan [1777?]

A CHART / of the / STRAITS of / MAGELLAN. // Thos. Bowen sculpt.

  • Thomas Bowen (flourished 1749-1790), published [1777?].
  • Scale: Visual scale [53mm = 60 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 17 cm x 30 cm, on sheet 21 cm x 31 cm.
  • Source and date unknown.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107170
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Accession # 107171
Descrittione di Tvttol Mondo... (1596?)

XXXV. / DESCRITTIONE / DI TVTTOL MONDO SECONDO / LA PRATTICA DE' MARINARI. // VNIVERSI ORBIS DESCRIPTIO AD VSVM NAVIGANTIVM. // può

  • Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617), published 1596?
  • Verso: 211 [Text is written in Italian, with four subtitles]
  • Description: Printed map. 13 cm x 18 cm, on sheet 30 cm x 21cm. Text (part of chapter) below the map.
  • Possibly from Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, Geografia, cioé Descrittione vniversale della terra..., published 1596 and later.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107171
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Accession # 107172
England and Wales

ENGLAND / AND / WALES. // London, Published by Orr & Compy. Amen Corner, Paternoster Row. // Drawn & Engraved by J. Dower Petonville London. // 6. // IV.

  • John Dower (flourished 1838-1846?).
  • Scale: Visual scale [39 mm = 60 English Statute Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 26 cm x 21 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 23 cm. Boundaries hand coloured.
  • Source and date unknown.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107172
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Accession # 107173
Cumberland (1812)

CUMBERLAND / Engraved by J. Wallis. // London, Published by S.A Oddy, 1812.

  • James Wallis (flourished 1810-1827), published 1812.
  • Scale: Visual scale [38 mm = 12 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 26 cm x 18 cm, on sheet 35 cm x 24 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Wallis' A New and Improved County Atlas. Wallis's New British Atlas containing a complete set of County Maps..., published 1812.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCXLIX, pp.260-261: "The title is taken from the cover. It consists of forty-two very clearly engraved maps of the counties of England, coloured in hundreds, variously dated 1812 and 1813. Each map has, immediately below the title: 'Engraved by J. Wallis.' Except where otherwise stated, the imprint on the maps is: 'London, Published by S.A. Oddy.'"
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, pp.215-216: "Wallis produced three sets of county maps that are generally available. The largest set, issued in Wallis's New British Atlas...were close copies of those issued by Cole & Roper..., in a similar plain style, but apparently engraved in 'a superior manner'."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107173
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Accession # 107174
Cumberland (1753)

CUMBERLAND.

  • John [Jean] Rocque (flourished 1734-1762), published 1753.
  • Scale: Visual scale [21 mm = 10 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 20 cm x 16 cm, on sheet 36 cm x 21 cm. Shorelines and boundaries hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Rocque's The Small British Atlas: Being a New Set of Maps of all the Counties of England and Wales..., published 1753.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCVII, pp.172-174: "Fifty-four maps, first issued in The English Traveller, 1746, two of which are of England and Wales and the remainder the counties and adjacent islands. These maps are similar to those in the Small English Atlas, 1749. As in the former case the shading around the county boundary gives the counties the appearance of islands....The plates are unnumbered."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107174
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Accession # 107175
Railway & Station Map of Lancashire... (1863)

RAILWAY & STATION / MAP OF / LANCASHIRE / WITH / THE NAMES OF THE STATIONS // LONDON, PUBLISHED BY G.F. CRUCHLEY, MAP-SELLER & GLOBE MAKER 81, FLEET STREET. // 19.

  • George Frederick Cruchley (flourished 1823-1876), published in 1863.
  • Scale: Visual scale [32 mm = 10 Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 22 cm, on sheet 30 cm x 24 cm. County boundary hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Crunchley's County Atlas of England & Wales shewing all the Railways & Stations..., published in 1863.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry DLII, p.362: "Consists of title-page, list of maps, and forty-six lithographic reproductions of the maps in Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1787. New titles and the railways are added to the maps, and: "London. Published by G.F. Cruchley, Map-Seller & Globe Maker, 81, Fleet Street," is substituted for Cary's imprint. The county maps are numbered, in the top right-hand corner, 1 to 46."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107175
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Accession # 107176
Cumberland (1840)

CUMBERLAND // Drawn by R. Creighton. // DRAWN AND ENGRAVED FOR LEWIS' TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. // T. Starling sculp Wilmington Square London.

  • R. Creighton (flourished 1818-1855)
    Samuel Lewis & Co. (publishers), published 1840.
  • Scale: Visual scale [77 mm = 20 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 30 cm x 24 cm, on sheet 34 cm x 25 cm. Boundaries hand coloured.
  • Probably from Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs..., fourth edition, 1840.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCCXXXIII, p.296: "The names and boundaries of the Union are added to the maps."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107176
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Accession # 107177
A Map of Chili, Patagonia... (1732?)

A MAP of / CHILI, PATAGO= / NIA, LA PLATA / and ye South Part of BRASIL. / By H. Moll Geographer // 62

  • Herman Moll (flourished 1678-1732, d. 1732), published 1732?
  • Scale: Visual scale [10 mm = 100 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 28 cm x 21 cm, on sheet 32 cm x 24 cm. Border of map and county boundaries hand coloured.
  • Probably from Moll's Atlas Minor, published 1732?
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107177
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Accession # 107178
A View of the City of Carlisle in Cumberland (1784)

A View of the City of CARLISLE in CUMBERLAND. // London, Published as the Act directs, by Alexr. Hogg, at the Kings Arms, No.16, Paternoster Row.

  • Alexander Hogg (flourished 1778-1805), possibly published 1784.
  • Description: Printed view. 19 cm x 32 cm, on sheet 24 cm x 39 cm.
  • Possibly from George Augustus Walpoole's The New British Traveller; or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland..., published 1784.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCLI, pp.204-206: "An interesting work in five parts paged throughout 1-520...there are numerous views of towns, residences, etc., spread throughout the work."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107178
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Accession # 107179
Religionis Catholicae Avstrali Americae... [1703?]

RELIGIONIS / CATHOLICAE / AVSTRALI AMERICAE / IMPLANTATAE / DESCRIPIIO GEOGRAPHICA.

  • Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704), published [1703?].
  • Scale: Two visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 22 cm x 35 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 37 cm.
  • Legend titled: NOTARVM IN HAC MAPPA CONTENTARVM DECLARATIO // BOREAS // ORTVS // AVSTRE // OCCASVS
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107179
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Accession # 107180
England and Wales (1850?)

ENGLAND AND WALES // London, Published by H.G. Collins, 22, Paternoster Row. // Drawn & Engraved by J. Archer, Pentonville, London.

  • Henry George Collins (flourished 1850-1858), published 1850?
  • Scale: Visual scale [75 mm = 10 English miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 29 cm x 23 cm, on sheet 36 cm x 28 cm. County boundaries hand coloured.
  • Possibly from Collins' The Travelling Atlas of England & Wales..., published 1850.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry DXXIX, pp.348-349.
    McMaster's copy has a different scale, and may be from another edition.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107180
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Accession # 107181
The Lakes of Cumberland... [1850?]

THE / LAKES / OF CUMBERLAND, WESTMORELAND, & c // The Illustrations Drawn & Engraved by H. Bibby // THE LONDON PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY // The Map Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin

  • John Rapkin (flourished 1845-1850), published [1850?].
  • Insets:
    • CARLISLE CASTLE.
    • SKIDDAW / NEAR / KESWICK.
    • AMBLESIDE.
    • VIEW FROM LOW DOOR INN, DERWENT WATER
    • CROWN HOTEL, BOWNESS, / WINDERMERE.
    • NEWBY BRIDGE INN, WINDERMERE.
    • LANCASTER CASTLE
  • Scale: Visual scale [90 mm = 1 English mile].
  • Description: Printed map. 31 cm x 23 cm, on sheet 37 cm x 27 cm. Border of map has ornamental decorations. County boundaries hand coloured.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107181
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Accession # 107182
Completion of the Roads to the Lakes... (1814)

Completion of the Roads to the LAKES, with Roads to Whitehaven, (18) Workington, Maryport and CARLISLE, (by Lancaster) // ROADS MEASURED FROM HICKS'S HALL. // Published Feby. 12th. 1806, by LAURIE & WHITTLE, No. 53 Fleet Street, London. // A New Edition, 1815. // J.Bye sculpt.

  • Joseph P. Bye (flourished 1803-1814)
    Laurie & Whittle (publishers), published 1814.
  • Scale: Visual scale [12 mm = 5 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 30 cm x 26 cm, on sheet 32 cm x 27 cm. Border, water and county boundaries hand coloured.
  • Originally published in Laurie and Whittle's New Traveller's Companion..., New Edition (7th edition) published 1814.
  • Described in Smith, Antique Maps of the British Isles, entry 67, pp.162-163: "The Traveller's companion was issued with minor changes and up-dating, and the map additions noted above, thus: 1807(?); 1808(?); 1809; 1810(?); 1810; 1811; 1812; 1813; 1814; 1817; 1818; 1824; 1828; 1830; 1834; 1836; 1846: as (i) 1806, except: Imprints: (i) from 1814 (7th edition):...added below existing imprint: 'A New Edition, 1815' (second state)."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107182
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Accession # 107183
[Cvmberlande / Westmorlande] (1622)

[CVMBER / LANDE // WESTMORLANDE] // 161

  • Michael Drayton (1563-1631), published 1622.
  • Description: Printed map. 25 cm x 31 cm, on sheet 29 cm x 35 cm.
  • Originally published in Drayton's Poly-Olbion. or A Chorographicall Description of Tracts, Rivers, Mountains, Forests, and other Parts of this renowned Isle of Great Britaine...second part, Song XXX, published 1622.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107183
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Accession # 107184
Plata Americae Provincia (1596)

PLATA / AMERICAE / PROVIN / CIA

  • Corneille Wytfliet (died 1597), published 1596 or later.
  • Description: Printed map. 23 cm x 29 cm, on sheet 30 cm x 36 cm.
  • Probably originally published in Wytfliet's Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum, sive Occidentis Notitia Brevi Commentario..., published 1596 and 1598, and reissued by Janssen in 1615.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107184
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Accession # 107185
A Generall Mapp of the Countie of Cumberland... (1673)

A Generall Mapp of the Countie of / CUMBERLAND / Described by Ric. Blome, / By his Matys Especiall / Command / London Printed for / Richard Blome / 1672 // To the Rt. Hon Eble Charles Howard / Earle of Carlisle, Vist. Howard of Morpeth / in Northumberland, Id. Dacves of Gigland / Ld Leiutenant of yr Countyes of Cumberland / & Westmoreland, & one of ye Ld of his Maitye; most / Honourable privy / Councell v c a , / This Mapp is Humbly Dedicated by / Ric Blome

  • Richard Blome (died 1705), published 1673.
  • Scale: Visual scale [31 mm = 5 Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 32 cm x 25 cm, on sheet 37 cm x 32 cm.
  • Originally published in Blome's Britannia: or, A Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories Thereto belonging..., published 1673.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry XCIX, pp.81-84: "Fifty poorly drawn and sketchy maps of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland by Richard Blome.
    All the maps have dedications signed by Blome, and are plain at the back."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107185
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Accession # 107186
Cumberland (1831)

CUMBERLAND // Published by Pigot & Co. 24 Basing Lane, London & Fountain St. Manchester. // Engraved on Steel by Pigot & Son Manchester.

  • James Pigot & Co. (publishers), published 1831.
  • Inset:
    • CARLISLE CATHEDRAL.
  • Scale: Visual scale [37 mm = 10 Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 35 cm x 23 cm, on sheet 41 cm x 29 cm. County boundaries hand coloured.
  • Published originally in Pigot & Co.'s British Atlas, of The Counties of England..., published 1831.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCCCXXV, pp.292-293.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107186
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Accession # 107187
Carte de la Partie Septentrionale du Bresil (1783)

CARTE DE LA PARTIE SEPTENTRIONALE / DU BRESIL. // Par Mr. Bonne, Ingénieur- Hydrographe de la Marine. // Liv. IX. // No. 35.

  • Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794)
    Abbé Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713-1796), published 1783.
  • Scale: Four visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 21 cm x 32 cm, on sheet 25 cm x 41 cm.
  • Originally published in Abbé Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé, published 1783.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107187
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Accession # 107188
Kaart van het Zuidelyk gedeelte van Bresil... (1785)

KAART VAN HET / Zuidelyk gedeelte van / BRESIL, / Met de nabuurige Spaansche bezittingen / ten Westen. // Lengte van den Meridiaan van't Eiland Ferro // Lengte van den Meridiaan van Paris

  • Willem Albert Bachiene (1712-1783), published 1785.
  • Scale: Four visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 22 cm x 33 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 46 cm. Hand coloured, including border and cartouche.
  • Originally published in Bachiene's Atlas, tot opheldering der hedendaagsche historie..., published 1785.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bac 2A, pp.53-55, map [7].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107188
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Accession # 107189
Kaart van het Noordlyk Gedeelte van Bresil... (1785)

KAART / van het Noordlyk gedeelte / VAN / BRESIL. // Lengte van den Meridiaan van't Eiland Ferro. // Lengte van den Meridiaan van Paris.

  • Willem Albert Bachiene (1712-1783), published 1785.
  • Scale: Four visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 21 cm x 32 cm, on sheet 28 cm x 47 cm. Hand coloured, including border and cartouche.
  • Originally published in Bachiene's Atlas, tot opheldering der hedendaagsche historie..., published 1785.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bac 2A, pp.53-55, map [6].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107189
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Accession # 107190
Carte de Northumberland... (1729)

Carte de / NORTHUMBERLAND, / DURHAM, CUMBERLAND, / WESTMORELAND, / et I'lle de MAN. // ALeide, Chez Pierre vander Aa, Avec Privilege

  • Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733), published 1729.
  • Scale: Visual scale [21 mm = 18 Lieues d'Angleterre].
  • Description: Printed map. 14 cm x 20 cm, on sheet 36 cm x 47 cm. Map is enclosed within a decorative printed frame 23 cm x 39 cm. A circular compass is present on the right of the map in the MER DU NORD.
  • Probably from Aa's La galerie agreable du monde..., published 1729.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107190
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Accession # 107191
Carte du Chili... (1780?)

CARTE DU CHILI / DEPUIS LE SUD DU PEROU / JUSQU'AU CAP HORN / AVEC PARTIE DES RÉGIONS / QUI EN SONT A L'EST. / Par Mr. Bonne, Ingr. Hydrographe / de la Marine. // Liv. VIII.X. // No. 33

  • Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794)
    Abbé Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713-1796), published 1780-1789?
  • Scale: Four visual scales [41 mm = 100 Lieues communes de France].
  • Description: Printed map. 31 cm x 21 cm, on sheet 40 cm x 24 cm. Top edge irregular.
  • Possibly originally published in Abbé Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé, published 1780-1789?
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107191
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Accession # 107192
Westmorelandiae... (1637)

WESTMORELANDIAE / Comitatus qui olim / Spectauit ad / BRIGANTAS // Christophorus Saxton Scripsit / William Kip Sculpsit

  • William Camden (1551-1623), probably published 1637.
  • Scale: Visual scale [55 mm = 8 Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 26 cm x 31 cm, on sheet 29 cm x 33 cm. Hand coloured. Number "53" appears inside the neat line lower left corner.
  • Probably originally published in Camden's Britain, or a chorographicall description of England..., 1637.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry XX. p.22: "The maps are again reprinted. The plates, generally, show signs of considerable wear, and some, notably Bedford, Flint and Northumberland, have been retouched.
    The arrangement is the same as in the earlier editions. The maps are distinguishable by plate numbers, except Brecknock, Buckingham, Chester, Denbigh, Flint, Huntingdon, Ireland, Merioneth, Pembroke, Radnor, Shropshire, Scotland, Yorkshire, East and North Riding, which bear no number."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107192
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Accession # 107193
Cvmbria Sive Cvmberlandia... (1637)

CVMBRIA / Sive CVMBERLANDIA / Qua olim pars / Brigantum // Christophorus Saxton Descripsit / Wilhelmus Kip Sculpsit / 54

  • William Camden (1551-1623), probably published 1637.
  • Scale: Visual scale [55 mm = 8 Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 29 mm x 32 mm, on sheet 32 mm x 36 mm. Shoreline and county boundary, mountains have been hand coloured. Compass present at bottom left corner above the scale. Slight tear at bottom of map, right edge irregular. Fragile paper. Number "54" appears inside the neat line lower left corner.
  • Probably originally published in Camden's Britain, or a chorographicall description of Engalnd..., 1637.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry XX. p.22: "The maps are again reprinted. The plates, generally, show signs of considerable wear, and some, notably Bedford, Flint and Northumberland, have been retouched.
    The arrangement is the same as in the earlier editions. The maps are distinguishable by plate numbers, except Brecknock, Buckingham, Chester, Denbigh, Flint, Huntingdon, Ireland, Merioneth, Pembroke, Radnor, Shropshire, Scotland, Yorkshire, East and North Riding, which bear no number."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107193
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Accession # 107194
Cumberland (1842)

CUMBERLAND. // The County of CUMBERLAND returns 4 Members / to Parliament for the County and 5 for 3 Boroughs // FISHER. SON & Co. LONDON & PARIS.

  • Fisher, Son & Co. (publishers), published 1842-1845.
  • Scale: Visual scale [66 mm = 15 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 34 cm x 27 cm, on sheet 37 cm x 30 cm. Hand coloured. Water colour has been used to determine County boundary and roads(paths). In the bottom right corner, there is a description of the Western and Eastern Divisions - the Places of Election and the Polling Places.
  • Originally published in Fisher's County Atlas of England and Wales. Compiled from authentic Surveys, and corrected to the present time..., [1842-1845].
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry DIV, pp.338-340: "A very nicely prepared atlas, began, apparently, by James Gilbert of Paternoster Row whose name and imprint appear on the plates of the first seven county maps. On maps 9, Gloucester, and 10 Oxford, Gilbert's name is given in the bottom left-hand corner; but the imprint is that of Fisher, Son & Co. All the maps which have Gilbert's name were engraved by J. Archer, and published for the proprietor, M. Alleis; but when Fisher & Co. took up the work the maps were drawn by F. P. Becker & Co., and "Engraved on Steel by the Omnigraph. F. P. Becker & Co. Patentees," is given in the bottom right-hand corner of the plates. The only legend, however, on the maps of Cumberland and Westmorland is Fisher's imprint."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107194
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Accession # 107195
Appendix XI. Partis Americae... (1620)

APPENDIX XI. PARTIS / AMERICAE. / I. /DELINEATIO CAPITIS / SAN - VINCENTII IN / BRASILIA. // Exhibetur hic delineatio Capitis San-Vincentii in Basilia, vbi nauesfefe recrearunt... // a 2 // II.De-

  • Joris van Spilbergen (1568?-1620)
    Theodor de Bry (1528-1598), published 1620.
  • Verso: APPENDIX XI. PARTIS AMERICAE. / II / DELINEATIO FRETI / MAGELLANICI. // Tijpus Freti / MAGELLANICI / quod Georgius Spillbergius / cum dasse lustrauit. // Exhibet haec figura delineationem freti Magellancici, quemadmodem à Georgio Spilbergen in hac nauigatione exploratum fuit... // a 3 // III. De-
  • Description: Illustration. 15 cm x 19 cm, on sheet 31 cm x 45 cm. Seems to be the frontispiece for a chapter from a book. Picture represents St Vincent - it shows land, water and ships. Presence of a compass. Illustration and text on right hand side of sheet.
  • Verso, Description: Illustration. 16 cm x 41 cm, on sheet 31 cm x 45 cm. Seems to be another chapter frontispiece. Presence of compass on the left. Illustration fills whole sheet; text on right hand side only.
  • Probably originally published in Theodor de Bry's Americae tomi undecimi appendix: seu admirandae navigationis a Georgio a Spilbergen..., published 1620. "Last edition".
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107195
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Accession # 107196
Kaart van de Good Success Baai... (1794)

KAART van de / GOOD SUCCESS / BAAI / in de STRAAT van / LE MAIRE. // KAART van het Z.O. gedeelte van het VUUR / LAND de STRAAT LE MAIRE en een / gedeelte van STATTEN - LAND. / door Luit. J. COOK 1769. // Sculp, apud J. S. Klauber Aug. Nind. 1794. // N.I.

  • Joseph Sebastian Klauber (circa 1700-1768), published 1794.
    Captain James Cook (1728-1779)
  • Scale: Visual scale [5 cm = 1 English Mile].
  • Description: Printed map, hand coloured. 29 cm x 35 cm. The sheet is divided into three parts. Part 1 takes the top half of the entire sheet: 14 cm x 35 cm. Shows 4 horizontal cross sections and each section has a description written underneath the illustration. Lower half of the sheet is divided into two maps.
  • Probably originally from a Dutch edition of Cook's first Voyage, 1768-1771. Source unidentified.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107196
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Accession # 107197
Cumberland (1850)

CUMBERLAND / BY J. & C. WALKER // Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Co. Paternoster Row London // No. 7

  • John & Charles Walker (engravers, London), published 1850.
  • Scale: Visual scale [8.5 mm = 16 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 40 cm x 32 cm, on sheet 44 cm x 36 cm. Compass in top right corner. Bottom right corner describes the Reference to Wards, the Western and Eastern Divisions, the Places of Election and Polling Places. Colours are used to represent grassland, railways, and also used to outline the boundary of MR. SALELDS CUMBERLAND. Black dots indicate "Places of meeting of Foxhounds".
  • Probably from Hobson's Fox-Hunting Atlas..., [1850].
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry DXXXII, p.350: "Lithographic reproductions of the forty-two county maps in J. and C. Walker's British Atlas, first issued in 1837, prepared especially to show the "Hunts," with coloured boundaries.
    Between the title and imprint, on the title-page, is the list of maps, and following the title-page a sheet with: "Reference to the Hunts." The maps still bear the imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Co., but without date."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107197
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Accession # 107198
Cumberland (1829)

CUMBERLAND. // London Published by Henry Teesdale & Co. 302, Holborn.

  • Henry Teesdale and Co. (publisher, flourished 1828-1860), published 1829 to 1840.
  • Scale: Visual scale [66 mm = 12 English Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 41 cm x 34 cm, on sheet 46 cm x 37 cm. Presence of compass at the top right corner. Bottom right has a Reference to the Wards and explanation keys. Hand coloured map and border. Each Ward has been separated using colour.
  • Probably originally published in Teesdale's New British Atlas..., various editions [1829] to 1840.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCCIX, pp.286-287: "A beautifully engraved atlas consisting of title-page, and forty maps of the English counties together with maps of the England, Ireland, Scotland, North and South Wales...The imprint on each map is: 'London. Published by Henry Teesdale & Co., 302, Holborn.'"
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107198
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Accession # 107199
Cumberland (1695)

CUMBER= / LAND / By Robert Morden // Sold by Abel Swale Awnsham / and Iohn Churchill

  • Robert Morden (flourished 1675-1701, died 1703), published 1695.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 36 cm x 43 cm, on sheet 39 cm x 46 cm.
  • Probably from Camden & Morden's Camden's Britannia..., published 1695.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CXIII, pp.93-96: "Fifty maps including the counties of England, maps of North and South Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and "The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean." Most of the maps bear the name Robt. Morden. Sutton Nicholls, and John Sturt appear, as the engravers, on a few of them, and as others are similar in execution, it is probable that they were also engraved by them. They are plain at the back.
    Gibson, in his preface, says "The Maps are all new engrav'd, either according to Surveys never before publish'd, or according to such as have been made and printed since Saxton and Speed. Where actual Surveys could be had, they were purchas'd at any rate; and for the rest, one of the best Copies extant was sent to some of the most knowing Gentlemen in each County, with a request to supply the defects, rectifie the positions, and correct the false spellings. And that nothing might be wanting to render them as complete and accurate as might be, this whole business was committed to Mr. Robert Morden, a person of known abilities in these matters, who took care to revise them, to see the slips of the Engraver mended, and the corrections, return'd out of the several Counties, duly inserted. Upon the whole, we need now scruple to affirm, that they are by much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appear'd," etc."
  • Another copy, see Accession # 107247.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107199
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Accession # 107200
Westmorland (1695)

WESTMORLAND / By Robt. Morden // Sold by / Abel Swale / Awnsham & / Iohn Churchill

  • Robert Morden (flourished 1675-1701, died 1703), published 1695.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 37 cm x 42 cm, on sheet 38 cm x 43 cm. Hand coloured map and cartouche.
  • Probably from Camden & Morden's Camden's Britannia..., published 1695.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CXIII, pp.93-96: "Fifty maps including the counties of England, maps of North and South Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and "The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean." Most of the maps bear the name Robt. Morden. Sutton Nicholls, and John Sturt appear, as the engravers, on a few of them, and as others are similar in execution, it is probable that they were also engraved by them. They are plain at the back.
    Gibson, in his preface, says "The Maps are all new engrav'd, either according to Surveys never before publish'd, or according to such as have been made and printed since Saxton and Speed. Where actual Surveys could be had, they were purchas'd at any rate; and for the rest, one of the best Copies extant was sent to some of the most knowing Gentlemen in each County, with a request to supply the defects, rectifie the positions, and correct the false spellings. And that nothing might be wanting to render them as complete and accurate as might be, this whole business was committed to Mr. Robert Morden, a person of known abilities in these matters, who took care to revise them, to see the slips of the Engraver mended, and the corrections, return'd out of the several Counties, duly inserted. Upon the whole, we need now scruple to affirm, that they are by much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appear'd," etc."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107200
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Accession # 107201
Carte de la Parite Meridionale du Bresil... (1783)

CARTE DE LA PARTIE MÉRIDIONALE / DU BRÉSIL, / AVEC LES POSSESSIONS ESPAGNOLES VOISINES / QUI EN SONT A L'OUEST. / Par M. Bonne, Ingénieur-Hydrographe de la Marine. // Liv. VIII // Longitude du Méridien de l'Isle de Fer // No. 34. // Longitude du Méridien de Paris

  • Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794)
    Abbé Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713-1796), published 1783.
  • Scale: Four visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 21 cm x 32 cm, on sheet 25 cm x 41 cm.
  • Originally published in Abbé Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé, published 1783.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107201
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Accession # 107202
La Nvova Francia (1606)

LA NVOVA FRANCIA // 353 // 354

  • Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557), third edition, published 1606.
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 37 cm, on sheet 32 cm x 41 cm.
  • Published originally in Ramusio's Navigationi et Viaggi; Vol. 3, 1606.
  • Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 1540-1703, Vol. I, entry 15b, p.18: "The final edition of the Viaggi appeared in 1606, and the maps are identical to those of the second edition with the exception of the page numbers that have been changed from 424/425 to 353/354. In addition, the Nvova Francia wood-block appears to have been damaged by wood-worm since its last use in 1565, so that elongate oval blank areas appear in the final printed form of the map where the surface of the block has been wormed."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107202
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Accession # 107203
La Terre de Hochelaga... (1606)

LA TERRE DE HOCHELAGA / NELLA NOVA FRANCIA // 380. 2o // 380. 3o

  • Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557), third edition, published 1606.
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 36 cm, on sheet 32 cm x 42 cm.
  • Published originally in Ramusio's Navigationi et Viaggi; Vol. 3, 1606.
  • Described in Kershaw Early Printed Maps of Canada 1540-1703, Vol. 1, entry 17b, p.18: "In this final edition the page numbers change to 380.2o/380.3o. and the evidence of wood-worm damage to the block is very apparent."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107203
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Accession # 107204
Typvs Vniversalis (1540)

TYPVS VNIVERSALIS

  • Sebastian Munster (1489-1552), published 1540 or later.
  • Verso: ORBIS / VNIVERSALIS DESCRI= / ptio, in qua praeter Ptolemi alio- / rum'... ueterum Cosmographorû / inuestigationem, ...[text in Latin on right side of sheet, surrounded by an ornamental border]
  • Description: Printed map. 26 cm x 35 cm, on sheet 32 cm x 41 cm. All land hand coloured. Large tear in bottom left corner. Small tears along top and bottom edges.
  • Described in Shirley, The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700, entry 77, p.87: "Munster's 'modern' map of the world is an oval projection with a vigorous surround of clouds and lusty windheads. The east and west heads are placed inside the oval circumference. It is a woodcut, like all the maps he produced, and most of the type for the lettering has been set separately in rectangular inserts.
    The continents are shown in rough outline only with the Americas taking on an unusual shape, florida and francisca are almost separated by a deep cleft of water and, further north, the Terra nova sive de Bacalhos is part of a huge promontary extending as far as and joining onto Scandinavia. The channel between this land mass and francisca bears the legend 'This strait leads through to the Moluccas'. It would appear that Munster's map is based on a combination of information derived from Verrazzano's explorations of 1522-24, when the waters of Chesapeake Bay were mistaken for the Indian Ocean, and reports of Cartier's voyages of 1534-35 up the St. Lawrence seaway into the Great Lakes vainly searching for the north-west passage. The west coast of North America, hypothetically drawn, carries the name Temistitan, then generally used to denote Mexico.
    In Africa, the course of the Nile is prominent, with its twin sources terminating in a range of mountains. Unidentified islands Grisonum and Calensuan are placed in the proximity of Australia, while for the first time on a printed map the Pacific Ocean (mare pacificum) receives its name.
    Munster's 1540 world map appeared in three subsequent editions of the Geographia, in 1541, 1542 and 1545. It also was used for the first four editions of his more extensive encyclopaedic work, the Cosmographia in 1550, the last edition of the Geographia in 1552, and for all later editions of the Cosmographia up to and including 1578. Maps from this second block can easily be recognized because the titles of the windheads are in banners and the east and west winds are now contained within the outer surround. It is also signed 'DK' - the initials of the wood engraver David Kandel - in the lower left-hand corner. A third block was used for editions of the Cosmographia from 1588 onwards."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107204
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Accession # 107205
[Brasil] (1565)

[BRASIL] // 427 // 428

  • Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557), published 1565.
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 37 cm, on sheet 32 cm x 43 cm. Hand coloured. Wood worm damage in left and right margins has been repaired.
  • Possibly from Ramusio's Navigationi et Viaggi, published 1565.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107205
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Accession # 107206
Cours de l'Orenoque... (1763)

COURS DE / L'ORENOQUE / Depuis ses sources jusqu'à la Mer / Avec les Rivieres qui s'y déchargent // Tome II. No. 27.

  • Jacques Nicolas Bellin (the elder, 1703-1772), published 1763.
  • Scale: Visual scale [49 mm = 50 Echelle de Lieuse Communes de France].
  • Description: Printed map. 23 cm x 45 cm, on sheet 33 cm x 49 cm.
  • Probably originally published in Bellin's Description Géographique de la Guiane..., published in Paris, 1763.
  • Described in The British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans, Vol. 11, p.24.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107206
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Accession # 107207
Corso del Fiume Dell Amazoni... [1691]

Corso del / FIUME / DELL AMAZONI / Descritto / Dal P. Cosmografo Coronelli, / e Dedicato / All'Illustrissimo Signore / Alessandro de Verazzano / Nobile Fiorentino

  • Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), published [1691].
  • Scale: Visual scale [32 mm = 240 Miglia d'Italia].
  • Description: Printed map. 28 cm x 46 cm, on sheet 36 cm x 50 cm. Bottom edge irregular, with binding strings intact. Press marks inky, with some splatters of excess ink.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107207
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Accession # 107208, 107209, 107210
[America Meridionale 1688]

[AMERICA MERIDIONALE]

  • Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), probably published [1688]
  • Description: 3 printed sections, possibly globe gores. Each section is 47 cm in length, 28 cm wide at north end and 18 cm wide at south end. Assembled globe diameter would be approximately 340 cm. These three sections cover the continent of South America from the Equator south to approximately 44oS. Prime meridian is Ferro. Text below decorative figures: "Alessandro VI li 12 Maggio 1493 donó in perpetuo à Ferando Rè di Spagna tutte le Terre / da Colombo scoperte, e da scoprinri, tirando per confin di quelle una linea imaginaria 160 / leghe più all' occidente dell'Isole di C. Verde, ...".
  • Described in: Dahl and Gauvin, Sphæræ Mundi, "Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's Terrestrial Globe, 1688", pp. 131-134.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107208, 107209, 107210
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Accession # 107211
Plan de l'Isle et du Port de Ste. Catherine... (1777)

PLAN de L'ISLE et du PORT de STE. CATHERINE , / Située en la Côte du Bresil et dans les Possessions Portugaises : / Avec l'Indication des principaux Forts, Retranchemens et Batteries qui la défendoient , / à l'arrivée de l'Escadre Espagnolle qui s'en empara le 23. Fevrier 1777. / A Paris chez l'Auteur M. Buache Géographe ordre. du Roi. Rue des Noyers. / Juin 1777. // J. Dezauche Sculpsit.

  • Jean Nicholas Buache de la Neuville (1741-1825) and J.A. Dezauche, published June 1777 or later.
  • Insets:
    • AMÉRIQUE MÉRIDLE.
    • NOTA. [legend]
  • Description: Printed map. 27 cm x 46 cm, on sheet 35 cm x 53 cm.
  • Possibly from Buache and Dezauche's Atlas geographiques des quatre parties du monde. Editions published [1789] to [1824].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107211
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Accession # 107212
A Plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire... (1769)

A PLAN / of / SUCCESS BAY / in / STRAIT LE MAIRE // A CHART of the S.E. part of TERRA DEL FUEGO / including / STRAIT LE MAIRE and part of STATEN-LAND / By Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. // T Bowen & J. Gibson Sculp

  • Thomas Bowen (flourished 1749-1790) and John Gibson (flourished 1750-1792), published 1769 or later.
  • Insets:
    • A View of Part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the Point A. in the Chart
    • A View of Strait Le Maire with Part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the Point B. in the Chart.
    • A View of Part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the Point C. in the Chart.
    • A View of Part of the Coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the Point D. in the Chart.
  • Scale: Visual scale [50 mm = 1 mile].
  • Description: Two small maps and four profile views on one sheet, 36 cm x 46 cm.
  • Source unidentified.
  • Another copy, see Accession #107251.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107212
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Accession # 107213a, 107213b
Cumberland and Westmorland Revised Throughout... [1883?]

CUMBERLAND / AND / WESTMORLAND / REVISED THROUGHOUT BY THE NEW ORDNANCE SURVEY / Divided into 5 mile squares // CUMBERLAND. N. 9 // Bacon's Geographical Establishment

  • George Washington Bacon [& Co.] (publisher, 1830-present day), published [1883-1891?].
  • Verso: Stamped "Cumberland N. 9".
  • Scale: Visual scale [76 mm = 10 British Statute Miles].
  • Description: Printed map, on two sheets. 33 cm x 47 cm, on sheet 35 cm x 54 cm. Coloured. Railway lines marked prominently and named.
  • First sheet (107213a)
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107213a
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// CUMB. S. & WESTM / 10 // Bacon's Geographic Establishment

  • Verso: Cumb. S. & Westm. 10
  • Description: Printed map. 30 cm x 46 cm, on sheet 35 cm x 54 cm.
  • Source and date unconfirmed.
  • Second sheet (107213b)
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107213b
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Accession # 107214
Cumberland (1830)

CUMBERLAND. // Drawn under the Superintendence of T. L. Murray. // London. Published May 1st. 1830, by T. L. Murray, 19. Adam Street, Adelphi. // Hoare & Reeves...

  • T.L. Murray (flourished 1830-1834), published 1830.
  • Scale: Visual scale [60 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 45 cm x 36 cm, on sheet 48 cm x 38 cm. Outlines hand coloured.
  • Originally published in Murray's An Atlas of the English Counties divided into Hundreds..., published 1830.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCCXIX, pp.290-291: "In the bottom left-hand corner of each map is: "Drawn under the Superintendance of T.L. Murray," and, in the right-hand corner: "Hoar & Reeves sc." (in a few cases printed 'sculpt.')"
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107214
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Accession # 107215
Hec terracum adiacentib' insulis innenca est... [1522]

Hec terracum adiacentib' insulis innenca est p (?) Cristoferum / Columbum ianuensem et mandato Regis Castelle / TERRA / NOVA

  • Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1521), published [1522].
  • Verso: Tabula terrae nouae / 28 [text in Latin on right side of sheet]
  • Description: Printed map, hand coloured. 29 cm x 38 cm., on sheet 40 cm x 52 cm. Ptolomaeic grid on each side edge. Boxes of text in Latin, one large in green, and one small in red. Tropics and Equator marked in red, extending into margin.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107215
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Accession # 107216
Gviana fiue Amazonvm Regio (1630)

GVIANA / fiue / AMAZONVM / REGIO //AMSTELODAMI / Guiljelmus Blaeuw / excudit.

  • Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638), published 1630 or later.
  • Verso: "GVIANA, / five regio /AMAZONVM. [text in Latin on right side of sheet] // 16 // sulae // P // GVIANA. [text in Latin on left side of sheet] // nostris
  • Scale: Visual scale [80 mm = 60 Milliaria Germanica communia; 80 mm = 80 Milliaria Gallica communia].
  • Description: Printed map. 37 cm x 49 cm, on sheet 51 cm x 60 cm. Outlines, mountain ranges and cartouche hand coloured. Equator in red. Top edge torn to a depth of about 2.5 cm, near centre seam.
  • Published originally in Blaeu's Atlantis Appendix, sive pars altera, continens tab. geographicas diversarum Orbis regionum, published 1630.
  • The first publication of this map is described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Bl 1, pp.73-75.
    McMaster's copy has Latin text on verso and a different signature, so is probably from a later edition.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107216
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Accession # 107217
A Map of Cumberland from the Best Authorities (1789)

A / MAP / of / CUMBERLAND / from the best / AUTHORITIES. / Engraved by J. Cary.

  • John Cary (circa 1754-1835), published 1789.
  • Scale: Visual scale [121 mm = 12 Miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 41 cm x 51 cm, on sheet 45 cm x 56 cm. Boundary, border and details hand coloured. Bottom right corner describes the Reference to the Wards. Right edge irregular.
  • Probably originally published in William Camden, Richard Gough and John Cary, Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description of the flourishing kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland..., published 1789.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCLXXI, pp.217-220: "Richard Gough's translation of the 1607 edition of Camden's Britannia, with sixty maps drawn by E. Noble, and engraved by John Cary.
    Unless otherwise indicated the titles of the maps begin: 'A Map of,' and end: 'from the latest Authorities. Engraved by J. Cary.' The maps are arranged throughout the work, with the text to which they belong."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107217
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Accession # 107218
To Sr. Richard Rooth... (1693)

TO SR RICHARD ROOTH / Knr. Late Governer of their Maties Fort / Castle:ny:Park near Kinsale. / This Chart is Humbly Dedicated / and Presented / By / Capt: GREENVILE COLLINS.

  • Capt. Greenvile Collins (flourished 1669-1698), probably published 1693.
  • Description: Printed map. 46 cm x 58 cm, on sheet 50 cm x 60 cm. Boundaries hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Collin's Great Britain's coasting pilot: being a new and exact survey of the sea-coast of England and Scotland.... This atlas was originally published in 1693 and reprinted in various editions to 1792. The edition from which this map comes is uncertain.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107218
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Accession # 107219
America Sive Novi Orbis... (1579)

AMERICAE SIVE / NOVI ORBIS, NO= / VA DESCRIPTIO.

  • Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), published 1579 or later.
  • Verso: NOVVS ORBIS. [text in Latin on right side of sheet] // 5
  • Description: Printed map. 36 cm x 49 cm, on sheet 44 cm x 55 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. "Americae" sheet was number 5 in the 1579 edition and later according to Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, entry Ort 15A, pp.44-45, but exact edition is uncertain.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107219
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Accession # 107220
Comberland and Westmorland... (circa 1693)

COMBERLAND / and / WESTMORLAND / Exactly described / By C S Corrected & Amended / with many Additions by P Lea

  • Christopher Saxton (circa 1542-1606)
    Philip Lea (flourished 1666-1700, died 1700), published circa 1693.
  • Insets:
    • [Coat of Arms with banner: DIEV ET MON DROIT]
    • [Coat of Arms with banner: INDUSTRIA * NATURAM * ORNAT]
    • CARLILE
    • [5 shields, 2 empty, 3 with crowns and bearing names: Marcatus E, Ram Meschems, Andrew Harkley]
    • [5 engraved pillars]
  • Scale: Visual scale [65 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 40 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 46 cm x 56 cm.
  • Probably originally published in Lea's The Shires of England and Wales Described by Christopher Saxton..., published circa 1693.
  • Described in Skelton, County Atlases of the British Isles 1579-1703, entry 112, pp.176-180: "The title re-engraved as above. Below the title five shields are added, two blank, with five monumental columns below. In the bottom left-hand corner, the plan takes the place of the scale, which is re-engraved on the right. The wards, a crown and mitre for Carlisle, some additional crosses and all the roads of Ogilby's survey are now shown."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107220
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Accession # 107221
Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile... (1743)

CUMBERLAND / AND THE ANCIENT CITIE / CARLILE DESCRIBED / WITH / MANY MEMORABLE AN / TIQVITIES THEREIN / FOUND OBSERVED / Sold by Hen. Overton at ye white / horse without Newgate London

  • John Speed (1552-1629)
    Henry Overton (flourished 1706-1764), published 1743.
  • Insets:
    • CARLILE [and various pictures and coat of arms]
  • Scale: Visual scale [6.5 cm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 38 cm x 51 cm, on sheet 46 cm x 57 cm. Border of map, and boundary of Cumberland hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Overton's England Fully Described in a Compleat Sett of Mapps of ye County's of England & Wales, with their Islands, containing, in all, 58 Mapps by John Speed. Reprinted Anno, 1743.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry XXXI, pp.41-43: "These maps are reprints of Bassett and Chiswell's edition of J. Speed's atlas 1676, corrected as follows:
    The main roads are engraved on all plates. On most of the maps Bassett and Chiswell's imprint is replaced by: 'Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, London.'
    The county maps are coloured in hundreds and are plain at the back."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107221
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Accession # 107222
North' Vmberia, Cvmberlandia... (1628)

NORTH' / VMBERIA, CVM- / BERLANDIA, ET / DVNELMENSIS / Episcopa: / tus. // Per Gerardum Mercatorem / Cum Priuilegie

  • Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) and Henricus Hondius (1597-1651), published 1628 or 1633.
  • Verso: 124 / ANGLETERRE. [text written in French on left side of sheet] // 121 / LA SECONDE TABLE / D'ANGLETERRE, Portant / NORTHVMBERLAND, / LE COMTE DE CVMBERLAND / & l'Evesché de Dunelme. // Hh // Lacs, [ text written in French on the right side of the sheet]
  • Scale: Visual scale [79 mm = 20 Miliaria mediocria Angliae].
  • Description: Printed map. 35 cm x 47 cm, on sheet 49 cm x 59 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Two possible original sources: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes...Sumptibus et typis aeneis Henrici Hondij, Amsterodami An. D. 1628 or Gerardi Mercatoris Et I. Hondii. Atlas ou Representation Du Monde Universal, Et Des Parties D'Icelui... A Amsterdam chez Henry Hondius, demeurant sur le Dam, a l'enseigne du Chien vigilant. Ao. D. 1633.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Me 28A (1628), pp.334-338 and entry Me 36A (1633), pp.358-364.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107222
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Accession # 107223
Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae... (1573?)

ANGLIAE, SCOTIAE, ET HIBERNIAE, SIVE / BRITANNICAR : INSVLARVM DESCRIPTIO. // Cum privilegio

  • Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), published 1573?
  • Verso: BRITANNICAE / INSVLAE. // 6 [text in Latin on right side of sheet]. "Ea insula quae hodie due Regna..." [first words in text.]
  • Insets:
    • [coat of arms]
    • Britannia oim insularum Occidentis & Septentrionis / maxima & potentis. est cuius potiorem hodie par= / tem Angliam vocamus, ab Anglis videlicet Saxonum / gente, que Sub Valentiniano eam ingressa, tenuit. Hc / veteribus Albion dicebatur, ad differentiam, guum re= / ligu os eò tractu Britannic dicebantur. Ab Occa= / su vicinam habet Hiberniam, hodie Irlandiam ap= / pellatam; & regibus Angli subditam.
  • Scale: Visual scale [32 mm = 50 Miliaria Anglica].
  • Description: Printed map. 35 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 44 cm x 56 cm.
  • Described in Skelton, County Atlases of the British Isles 1579-1703, p.219: "In the earliest editions of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, from 1570 to 1572, only one map was devoted to the British Isles, and it was reprinted in every edition up to the last in 1612. [Koeman: Ort 1-42.] Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum description. § A reduction of Mercator's wall-map of 1564, with west to the top."
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III, entry Ort 9, pp.39-40: "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum...Auctoris aere et cura impressum absolutumque apud Ant. Coppenium Diesth, Antverpiae M.D.LXXIII. Compared with the Latin edition of 1571, the text has been reset, and has also been increased. Some of the titles are changed. On no. (6) title changed into Britannicae Insulae..."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107223
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Accession # 107224
A Map of the World with the latest... (1778-1783?)

GEOGRAPHY. // OR DESCRIPTION OF THE EARTH. // A MAP / of the / WORLD, / with / THE LATEST DISCOVERIES, / BY / SAMUEL DUNN, / Mathematician. // LONDON: / printed for / R. SAYER and J. BENNETT, / Map and Printseller, at / No. 53, in Fleet Street / Published as the Act directs / 16 June 1781. // Western Hemisphere, / OR NEW WORLD. // EASTERN HEMISPHERE, / OR OLD WORLD.

  • Samuel Dunn (died 1794) and Sayer & Bennett (publishers, 1770-1787), published 1778-1783?
  • Description: Printed map. 30 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 47 cm x 57 cm. The map consists of two separate hemispheres. The boundaries of the continents are hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Dunn's A new atlas of the mundane system, published 1778 to 1783.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107224
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Accession # 107225
Britannia prout divisa suit... (1645)

BRITANNIA / prout divisa suit temporibus / ANGLO-SAXONVM, / praefertim durante illorum / HEPTARCHIA.

  • Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), published 1645.
  • Verso: 72 / LA GRANDE BRETTAGNE. [text written in French on the left side of sheet] // Depuis // LA GRANDE BRETAGNE. / 71 [text written in French on the right side of the sheet] // R // Et les
  • Description: Printed map. 42 cm x 53 cm, on sheet 49 cm x 59 cm. Boundaries and coat of arms hand coloured. On the left and right borders of the map, there are hand coloured illustrations depicting various figures for each county.
  • Probably originally published in Blaeu's Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Iean Blaeu. Quatriesme Parite. Amsterdami, Apud Iohannem Blaeu, CIICXLV, published 1645.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry B1 42 A, pp.173-175.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107225
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Accession # 107226
Cumbria & Westmoria... (1646)

CUMBRIA & / WESTMORIA. / Vulgo / Cumberland & West= / morland. // Amstelodami / Apud Joannem Janssonium.

  • Janssonius [Janssen Johnson] (1588-1664), published 1646.
  • Verso: 338 / WESTMORIA COMITATVS. / Vulgò / WESTMORE - LAND. [text written in French on left hand side of sheet]. // LANCA - SHIRE. / 337 // Cccccc. / WEST. [text written in French on right hand side of sheet].
  • Scale: Visual scale [68 mm = 10 Milliaria Anglica].
  • Description: Printed map. 43 cm x 54 cm, on sheet 47 cm x 60 cm. Boundaries, decorative figures and relief hand coloured. On upper and lower right corners of map, there are hand coloured coat of arms. Lower left there are two figures and the coat of arms of HENRY CLIFFORD EARLE.
  • Probably originally published in Jansson's Joannis Janssonii Novus Atlas, sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum..., published 1646.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry LXX, pp.65-71: "Vol. 4 of Jansson's atlas of the World in four volumes, the first, second and third of which are dated 1647. It consists of 58 coloured maps, beautifully engraved, and ornamented with cartouches, bearing the titles and scales, supported by symbolical figures. The maps of the Counties of England and Wales are further embellished by the Royal Arms, and arms of the nobility and county families. Most of the maps bear Jansson's imprint...[map 45, Cumbria & Westmoria] Arms: Marcatus E., Ran. Meschems, Andrew Harkley, Earls of Carlisle; John D. of Bedford, John D. of Somerset, John de Foix. A shield with a white cross on a red ground, and another with a diaper pattern in blue and white."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107226
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Accession # 107227
Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae... (1652?)

TABULA / MAGELLANICA, / QUA TIERRAE DEL FUEGO, / Cum / celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano / et I. Le Marie detectis / Novissima et accuratissima / descriptio exhibetur. // Amstelodami, / Apud Joannem Janssonium.

  • Janssonius [Janssen Johnson] (1588-1664), published 1652?
  • Verso: DESCRIPCION DEL ESTRECHO MAGELLANCIO. // ESTRE- [text written in Spanish on the left side of sheet]. // Descripcion / DEL ESTRECHO / MAGALLANICO / Y DEL / DE LE MAIRE. // V / cofa [text written in Spanish on the right side of sheet.]
  • Scale: [Variable scales].
  • Description: Printed map. 41 cm x 54 cm, on sheet 49 cm x 57 cm. Boundaries and decorative figures are hand coloured as well as the mountains. Tear damage in lower left margin.
  • Possibly originally published in Jansson's Spanish edition of Mercator's Atlas Novus, Nuevo Atlas, o Teatro De todo El Mundo. The map is first described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Me 84, p.438 as being published in a German edition in 1652.
  • Another copy, with Latin verso, see Accession #107061.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107227
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Accession # 107228
Novus Brasiliae Typvs (1640)

NOVUS / BRASILIAE / TYPVS // Amstelodami / Guiljelmus Blaeuw / excudit.

  • Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), published 1640.
  • Verso: DESCRIPTION DE BRASIL. [text in French on left side of sheet] // 16 // DESCRIPTION / DE / BRASIL. [text in French on right side of sheet] // Q / tagnes,
  • Insets:
    • Baya de todos / os Sanctos
  • Scale: Two visual scales [55 mm = 55 Miliaria Germanica Communia; 50 mm = 60 Miliaria Gallica Communia].
  • Description: Printed map. 38 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 50 cm x 59 cm. The coastline and river systems have been hand coloured, as well as border and decorative figures.
  • Published originally in Blaeu's Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas..., published 1640.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bl 17, pp.119-121.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107228
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Accession # 107229
America noviter delineata (1647)

AMERICA / noviter delineata // Amstelodami, Excudit Ioannes Ianssonius.

  • Janssonius [Janssen Johnson] (1588-1664), published 1647.
  • Verso: AMERICA. [text in Latin on left side of sheet] // AMERICA. // Roma- [text in Latin on right side of sheet].
  • Insets:
    • TERRA / AUSTRALIS / INCOGNITA
    • [Polus Arcticus]
  • Description: Printed map. 38 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 52 cm x 60 cm. Boundaries, border and decorative elements are hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Jansson's Atlas Novus, Sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum...Tomus Tertii Continuato, published 1647.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Me 59, pp.408-411.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107229
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Accession # 107230
Terra Nova... (1675)

TERRA NOVA, / ac Maris Tractus circa / NOVAM FRANCIAM, ANGLIAM, / BELGIUM, VENEZUELAM NOVAM / AND ALUSIAM, GUIANAM, / et BRASILIAM. / F. de Wit. // TERRA NEUF, / en de Custen van NIEU VRANCKRYCK,/ NIEU ENGELAND, NIEU NEDERLAND, / NIEU ANDALUSIA, GUIANA en VENEZUELA. // t'Amsterdam Gedruckt by Fredrick de Wit in de Kalversltraet

  • Frederick de Wit (1610-1698), published 1675 or later.
  • Scale: Two visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 49 cm x 57 cm, on sheet 54 cm x 63 cm. Boundaries, borders and decorative figures hand coloured. "140" written in ink above upper right border. Tear in cartouches lower right and lower center.
  • Probably originally published in Wit's Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas, published 1675 and later. "The plates were reissued for a century or more." (Koeman)
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, entry M. Wit 1, map [25].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107230
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Accession # 107231
Littora Brasiliae (1675)

Littora / BRASILIAE. / Apud F. de Wit // Pascaert van / BRASIL. / Gedtruckt by F. de Wit.

  • Frederick de Wit (1610-1698), published 1675 or later.
  • Scale: Two visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 49 cm x 56 cm, on sheet 54 cm x 62 cm. Shoreline and border hand coloured. Irregular top edge, and small tear in center of map, repaired with tape.
  • Probably originally published in Wit's Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas, published 1675 and later. "The plates were reissued for a century or more." (Koeman)
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, entry M. Wit 1, pp. 518-519, map [26].
  • A later edition by R. & J. Ottens, see Accession # 107234.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107231
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Accession # 107232
Pas Caart van Brazil... [1660?]

Pas Caart van / BRAZIL / EN / NIEU-NEDERLAND / van Corvo en Flores tot / de Barbados. / T'AMSTERDAM, / By Hendrick Doncker, Boeck= / verkóper inde Niuwebrugsteeg.

  • Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699), published [1660?].
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 43 cm x 54 cm, on sheet 52 cm x 59 cm. Coastline, border and cartouche hand coloured.
  • Originally published in Doncker's Zee-atlas ofte water-waereld, vertoonende alle de zee-kusten van het..., published [1660?].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107232
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Accession # 107233
Paskaart van Brasil... (1666)

Paskaart van / BRASIL / Van Rio de los Amazones, / tot Rio de la Plata

  • Pieter Goos (circa 1616-1675), published 1666 or later.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 45 cm x 55 cm, on sheet 51 cm x 62 cm. Boundaries, border and cartouche hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Goos' De Zee-Atlas, Ofte Water-Weerld, Waer in vertoont werden alle de zee-Kusten..., published 1666 to 1683.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, entry Goos 1B, pp.196-197, map [37].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107233
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Accession # 107234
Littora Brasiliae (1745)

Littora / BRASILIAE. / Apud R. & I. Ottens // Pascaert van / BRASIL. / Gedtruckt by R. & I. Ottens

  • Reinier and Josua Ottens (publishers, 1725-1750), published 1745 or later.
  • Scale: Two visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 49 cm x 56 cm, on sheet 55 cm x 63 cm. Boundaries and cartouche hand coloured. Irregular top edge with several tears.
  • Probably originally published in Wit's Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas, published 1675 and later. "The plates were reissued for a century or more... R. and J. Ottens obtained the plates and printed charts for their edition of the Atlas de la Navigation in 1745." (Koeman)
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, entry M. Wit 1, pp. 518-519, map [26].
  • An older edition by Wit, see Accession # 107231.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107234
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Accession # 107235
Accuratissima Brasiliae Tabula (1636?)

ACCURATISSIMA / BRASILIAE / TABULA. / Amstelodami / Joannes Janssonius excudit. // 124

  • Janssonius [Janssen Johnson] (1588-1664), published 1636?
  • Insets:
    • Baya de todos / os Sanctos
    • Villa d'Olinda / de Pernambuco
  • Scale: Two visual scales [53 mm =50 Miliaria Germanica conmunia].
  • Description: Printed map. 38 cm x 49 cm, on sheet 54 cm x 62 cm. Hand coloured. All edges have small tears, and there is a hole through the paper in the left margin.
  • Possibly from Jansson's Atlantis Majoris Appendix..., unidentified edition.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107235
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Accession # 107236
Cvmbria; Vulgo Cumberland (1648)

CVMBRIA; / Vulgo / CUMBERLAND.

  • Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), published 1648.
  • Insets:
    • [three coats of arms]
  • Verso: DE BRIGANTEN. [text in Dutch on left side of sheet] // 386 // Snoe- // CVMBERLAND. [text in Dutch on right side of sheet] // 385 // Rrrrrr // ringt,
  • Scale: Visual scale [57 mm = 8 Milliaria Anglica].
  • Description: Printed map. 41 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 52 cm x 60 cm. Hand coloured. Tears on bottom center and bottom corners.
  • Probably originally published in the Dutch edition of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt, published 1648.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry LXI, p.63.
  • Another copy, with German text, see Accession # 107243.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107236
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Accession # 107237
Nova et Accurata Brasiliae... (1657)

Nova et Accurata / BRASILIAE / totius / TABULA, / Auctore / IOANNE BLAEV I.F. // Cum Privilegio Ordinum Hollandie et Westfrisiae.

  • Janssonius [Janssen Johnson] (1588-1664), published 1657 or later.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 50 cm x 59 cm, on sheet 53 cm x 61 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Jansson's Nieuwen Atlas, Ofte Werelts-Beschrijvinge t'Derde Deel..., published 1657-1658 and later.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Me 90B, pp.443-444, map [22].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107237
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Accession # 107238
Nouvelle Carte de Geographie de la Partie... [1719-1721?]

NOUVELLE CARTE DE GEOGRAPHIE DE LA PARTIE MERIDIONALE DE L'AMERIQUE SUIVANT LES PLUS NOUVELLES OBSERVATIONS / AVEC DES TABLES ET DES REMARQUES POUR L'INTELLIGENCE DE L'HISTOIRE ET DE LA GEOGRAPHIE. // no. D

  • Henry Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743), published [1719-1721?].
  • Insets:
    • Remarques sur le Gouverment / de l'Amerique. [text]
    • LE GOUVERMENT DE L'AME- / RIQUE MERIDIONALE DES ETATS / DU ROY D'ESPAGNE SE DEVISE / COMME CY DESSOUS SÇAVOIR [table]
    • Remarques Historiques. [text]
  • Description: Printed map. 47 cm x 60 cm, on sheet 52 cm x 64 cm. Upper edge and right edge irregular. Upper left corner of margin missing. Section of lower left margin cut out.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107238
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Accession # 107239
Praefecturae Paranambucae pars Meridionalis [1720?]

PRAEFECTURAE / PARANAMBUCAE / PARS / MERIDIONALIS. / Amstelodami Apud / J. Covens et C. Mortier.

  • Covens & Mortier (publishers), published [1720?].
  • Scale: Visual scale [67 mm = 5 Milliaria horaria...].
  • Description: Printed map. 42 cm x 45 cm, on sheet 54 cm x 63 cm. Hand coloured.
  • This map was originally published by Blaeu in 1662 according to Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, entry Bl 56, pp.226-227 (map 20). Blaeu maps were reissued by Covens & Mortier in various atlases 1720-1794. This is the second state of the original Blaeu plate. For the earlier edition, see Accession # 107269.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107239
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Accession # 107240
Americae pars Meridionalis (1647)

AMERICAE / PARS / MERIDIONALIS / Amstelodami / Sumptibus Ioannis Ianssony.

  • Janssonius [Janssen Johnson] (1588-1664), published 1647 or later.
  • Description: Printed map. 46 cm x 54 cm, on sheet 53 cm x 62 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Jansson's Atlas Novus, Sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum...Tomi Tertii Continuatio. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Me 59, pp.408-411 describes the first issue with the Jansson imprint as published in 1647. McMaster's copy does not have text on verso.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107240
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Accession # 107241
Carte de la Partie de l'Ocean... (1737)

CARTE DE LA PARTIE / DE L'OCEAN / Vers l'Equateur entre les Cotes D'AFRIQUE et D'AMERIQUE / Ou la Situation des Isles, Bancs, et Vigies, montre qu'elles peuventêtre / soit la disposition du fonds de la Mer, entre les deux Continents, / soit la cause des variétés observées dans les Courants de ces Mers: / Dressée par Philippe Buache Premier Geographe de SA MAJESTÉ / et de l'Academie Royal des Sciences. / September 1737. // A PARIS Sur le Quay de la Mégisserie. / Sous le Privilége de l'Academie Royale des Sciences.

  • Philippe Buache (1700-1773), published 1737.
  • Insets:
    • COUPE DU FONDS DE LA MER entre L'AFRIQUE et L'AMERIQUE / Depuis le Cap Tagrin jusqu'a Rio Grande avec les Isles, Vigies, et Basses qui se trouvent / dans la traversée des deux Continents
    • PLAN / DE L'ISLE DE / FERNAND DE NORONHA / Située sur les Cotes du Bresil à l'E.N.E. / de Rio Grande. / Levée sur les Lieux en 1734 Par un Officier / de la Compagnie des Indes / ET LA COUPE DE CETTE ISLE. / Avec les Bancs et Dangers qui l'environment / Suivant la Ligne A.B. montrant la disposition du fonds de la Mer et la / figure que doivent former les differents Lits de Bancs, les Ecueils, & c.
  • Scale: Visual scale [200 mm = 1 lieue].
  • Description: 49 cm x 64 cm, on sheet 52 cm x 69 cm. Continents and insets hand coloured.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107241
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Accession # 107242
America Meridonalis (1619)

AMERICA / MERIDO= / NALIS

  • Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594) and Jodocus Hondius II (1593-1629), published 1619.
  • Verso: L'AMERIQVE MERIDIONALE. [text in French on left side of sheet] // 376 // L'AMERIQUE MERIDIONALE. [text in French on right side of sheet] // 375 // F f ff ff ff // là vers
  • Insets:
    • Medius / Meridianus est / 330 reliqui ad / hunc incurvatur / ratione spheri= / ca / Cufco metropolis Peru
  • Scale: Visual scale [38mm = 20 Leucae Hispanicae; 36mm = 17 Milliaria German].
  • Description: 36 cm x 49 cm, on sheet 44 cm x 56 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably originally from Hondius' edition of Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes..., published 1619.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Me 26A, pp.326-330.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107242
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Accession # 107243
Cvmbria; Vulgo Cumberland.

CVMBRIA; / Vulgo / CUMBERLAND.

  • Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), published 1646-1648.
  • Verso: CVMER - LAND. [text in German on left side of sheet] // 444 // WEST- MORE- LAND. [text in German on right side of sheet] // 443 // Zzzzzz // CVM-
  • Scale: Visual scale [58 mm = 8 Milliaria Anglica].
  • Description: 41 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 51 cm x 60 cm. Cartouche, coats of arms, border, and some features hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in a German edition of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Novus Atlas, Das ist welt-beschreiburg Mit schönen newen auszführlichen..., editions published 1646, 1647 and 1648.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bl 47B, pp.183-185.
  • Another copy, with Dutch text, see Accession # 107236.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107243
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Accession # 107244
Primo...

Recto: PRIMO / XVI

  • Description: Text with map. 9 cm x 15 cm, on sheet 29 cm x 19 cm. [text in Latin, small map of island near top.] Water hand coloured.

Verso: LIBRO // che la

  • Description: Text with map. 14 cm x 15 cm, on sheet 29 cm x 19 cm. [map on top half of page, second half text in Latin.] Water hand coloured.

  • Bendetto Bordone (1460-1531).
  • Possibly originally published in Bordone's Libro di Benedetto Bordone. Nel qual si ragiona de tutte l'isole del monde..., published 1528. This work was republished in 1534 with the title Isolario de Benedetto Bordone nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'isole del mondo....
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107244
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Accession # 107245
Partie Occidentale du Canada... [1780?]

PARTIE OCCIDENTALE / DU CANADA, / Contenant les cinq Grans Lacs, / avec les Pays Circonvoisins. / Par M. Bonne, Ingénieur-Hydrographe / de la Marine. // Liv. XV. XVI. et XVII. // No. 45.

  • Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794), published [1780?].
  • Scale: Four visual scales [61 mm = 278 Milles Anglois Statues].
  • Description: 21 cm x 32 cm, on sheet 25 cm x 37 cm.
  • Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, entry 173, pp.37-38: "Covers the area from James Bay to Fort Duquesne and from Lake Ontario to the Great Plains. Shows frontier forts and missions, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers and lakes, and relief. "Liv. XV, XVI, XVII" and "No. 45" in upper margin."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107245
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Accession # 107246
Entrance of the Endeavour... [1772?]

[two small maps on one sheet]

(1): ENTRANCE / of / ENDEAVOUR RIVER, / IN NEW SOUTH WALES. / Lat: 15o. 26' Sth.

  • Scale: Visual scale [50 mm = 1 mile].
  • Description: 14 cm x 17 cm, on sheet 29 cm x 42 cm. Hand coloured.

(2): BOTANY BAY, / in / NEW SOUTH WALES. / Lat : 34o .00'. Sth. // J. Gibson & T. Bowen Sculp.

  • Scale: Visual scale: [37 mm = 3 miles].
  • Description: 14 cm x 17 cm, on sheet 29 cm x 42 cm. Hand coloured.

  • John Gibson (flourished 1750-1792) and Thomas Bowen (flourished 1749-1790), published [1772?].
  • Source and date unconfirmed. Possible copy described in British Museum Catalogue, Vol. 5, p.412. Date given as [1772?]. Gibson and Bowen not mentioned.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107246
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Accession # 107247
Cumberland (1695)

CUMBER= / LAND / By Robert Morden // Sold by Abel Swale Awnsham / and Iohn Churchill

  • Robert Morden (flourished 1675-1701, died 1703), published 1695.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 36 cm x 43 cm, on sheet 39 cm x 46 cm.
  • Probably from Camden & Morden's Camden's Britannia..., published 1695.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CXIII, pp.93-96: "Fifty maps including the counties of England, maps of North and South Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and "The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean." Most of the maps bear the name Robt. Morden. Sutton Nicholls, and John Sturt appear, as the engravers, on a few of them, and as others are similar in execution, it is probable that they were also engraved by them. They are plain at the back. Gibson, in his preface, says "The Maps are all new engrav'd, either according to Surveys never before publish'd, or according to such as have been made and printed since Saxton and Speed. Where actual Surveys could be had, they were purchas'd at any rate; and for the rest, one of the best Copies extant was sent to some of the most knowing Gentlemen in each County, with a request to supply the defects, rectifie the positions, and correct the false spellings. And that nothing might be wanting to render them as complete and accurate as might be, this whole business was committed to Mr. Robert Morden, a person of known abilities in these matters, who took care to revise them, to see the slips of the Engraver mended, and the corrections, return'd out of the several Counties, duly inserted. Upon the whole, we need now scruple to affirm, that they are by much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appear'd," etc."
  • Another copy, see Accession # 107199.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107247
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Accession # 107248
Radnoriensis Comitatvs Vulgo... (1646)

RADNORIENSIS / COMITATVS / Vulgo / The Countie of RADNOR. // Amsterdami / Apud Ioannem Ianssonium.

  • Janssonius [Janssen Johnson] (1588-1664), published 1646.
  • Verso: 266 / SILVRES. [text in Latin on left side of sheet, followed by a large terminal flourish] // BRECHI- // 265 // RADNORIA / COMITATVS / VULGO / RADNOR - SHIRE. [text in Latin on right side of sheet] // Xxxx // Rex
  • Scale: Visual scale [49 mm = 4 Milliaria Anglica].
  • Description: 38 cm x 49 cm, on sheet 45 cm x 53 cm. Cartouche, border and some features hand coloured.
  • Originally published in Jansson's edition of Mercator's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Novus Atlas, Sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: In quo Magna Britannia, seu Angliae & Scotiae nec non Hiberniae, Regna exhibentur. Tomus Quartus, published 1646.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Me 152, pp.486-489, map [34].
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry LXX, pp.65-71.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107248
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Accession # 107249
Brazil (1831)

BRAZIL. // London. Published by Henry Teesdale & Co. // Drawn & Engraved by J. Dower. Pentonville. London. // 42 // 42

  • John Dower (flourished 1838-1846?) and Henry Teesdale & Co. (publishers), published 1831.
  • Scale: Two visual scales [57 mm = 500 British Miles].
  • Description: 44 cm x 34 cm, on sheet 48 cm x 39 cm. County boundaries hand coloured.
  • Originally published in New General Atlas of the World (London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1831).
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107249
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Accession # 107250
Peru and Bolivia (1831)

PERU AND BOLIVIA // Drawn & Engraved by J. Dower Pentonville London. // London Published by Henry Teesdale & Co. // 41 // 41

  • John Dower (flourished 1838-1846?) and Henry Teesdale & Co. (publishers), published 1831.
  • Scale: Two visual scales [60 mm = 300 British Miles & 54 mm = 80 Spanish Leagues].
  • Description: Printed map. 34 cm x 42 cm, on sheet 39 cm x 47 cm. County boundaries hand coloured.
  • Originally published in New General Atlas of the World (London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1831).
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107250
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Accession # 107251
A Plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire... (1769)

A PLAN / of / SUCCESS BAY / in / STRAIT LE MAIRE // A CHART of the S.E. part of TERRA DEL FUEGO / including / STRAIT LE MAIRE and part of STATEN-LAND / By Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. // T Bowen & J. Gibson Sculp

  • Thomas Bowen (flourished 1749-1790) and John Gibson (flourished 1750-1792), published 1769 or later.
  • Insets:
    • A View of Part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the Point A. in the Chart
    • A View of Strait Le Maire with Part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the Point B. in the Chart.
    • A View of Part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the Point C. in the Chart.
    • A View of Part of the Coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the Point D. in the Chart.
  • Scale: Visual scale [50 mm = 1 mile].
  • Description: Two small maps and four profile views on one sheet, 36 cm x 46 cm. Small rectangle ripped out of lower right corner of sheet.
  • Source unidentified.
  • Another copy, see Accession # 107212.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107251
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Accession # 107252
South America (1861?)

SOUTH AMERICA / (Northern Sheet) / BY KEITH JOHNSTON F.R.S.E. // KEITH JOHNSTON'S GENERAL ATLAS // 47 // Engraved & Printed by // W. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh. // William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London.

  • Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871), published 1861?
  • Verso: 47 [printed upper right]
  • Insets:
    • Galapagos / Isles / (To Ecuador) / Scale same as Map
  • Scale: Natural Scale 1:8,989,200 - 141.875 miles to an Inch. Five visual scales.
  • Description: 45 cm x 57 cm, on sheet 50 cm x 62 cm. Boundaries and some features hand coloured.
  • Possibly from Johnston's Royal Atlas of Modern Geography, 1861 edition.
  • Source and date unconfirmed.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107252
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Accession # 107253 , 107254, 107255
From York Bay to Three Island...

FROM YORK BAY / to / THREE ISLAND BAY and HARBOUR

  • Insets:
    • Elizabeth / Bay
    • A Bay / under the Islands / Opposite York Road
    • St. Davids Bay
  • Scale: Visual scale [75 mm = 3 miles].
  • Description: Four maps, on sheet 28 cm x 45 cm.
  • 3 copies.
  • Source and date unconfirmed. [Owner attributes to Bowen and Gibson 1773].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107253, 107254, 107255
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Accession # 107256, 107257, 10758
Cape Providence with the...

Cape Providence / with the / Bay and Anchoring Places / to the N.N.E. of it.

  • Insets:
    • [Cape Tamer area]
    • ISLAND BAY
    • St. Davids Cove
    • Swallow Harbour
    • Puzling Bay
    • CAPE UPWRIGHT BAY
    • DOLPHIN BAY
  • Scale: Visual scale [75 mm = 3 miles].
  • Description: Eight maps, on sheet 28 cm x 45 cm.
  • 3 copies.
  • Source and date unconfirmed. [Owner attributes to Bowen and Gibson 1773].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107256, 107257, 107258
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Accession # 107259, 107260, 107261
Cordes Bay and Harbour

CORDES BAY / and / HARBOUR

  • Insets:
    • PORT FAMINE
    • WOODS BAY
    • PORT GALLANT and FORTESCUE BAY
  • Scale: Visual scale [75 mm = 3 miles].
  • Description: Four maps, on sheet 27 cm x 46 cm.
  • 3 copies.
  • Source and date unconfirmed. [Owner attributes to Bowen and Gibson 1773].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107259, 107260, 107261
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Accession # 107262
The North-West Coast of England... (1775)

THE NORTH - WEST COAST / of / ENGLAND, / from / WALNEY ISLAND to ST. BEES HEAD; / surveyed and navigated by / M. Mackenzie, Senr. // CHART XI. See Page 18. // Publish'd Septr. 29th. 1775. // Engraved by Thos. Bowen, Fleet Street.

  • Thomas Bowen (flourished 1749-1790), published 1775.
  • Insets:
    • A View of the Hills in CUMBERLAND, Black Comb bearing N.6 Leagues.
    • A View of the I. of MAN, taken at Ravinglafs.
  • Scale: Visual scale [149 mm = 6 English Miles].
  • Description: Hydrographic chart. 72 cm x 102 cm, on sheet 77 cm x 110 cm. "II." printed on the verso.
  • Source unidentified.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107262

Accession # 107263
England-West Coast... (1931)

ENGLAND - WEST COAST / THE / FIRTH OF SOLWAY / SURVEYED BY STAFF COMMANDER J.H. KERR R.N. 1875-6. / Assisted by Staff Commander G. Robinson and Navg Lieutt. C.H.C. Langton, R.N. / Silloth & Powfoot Channels by Staff Commr. W.E. Archeacon, R.N. 1890. // 273.31 // Small correctins 1933.233.334. / London. Published at Admiralty, 28th. Decr. 1877; under Superintendence of Captain F.J. Evans, R.N: C.B:F.R.S: Hydrographer / Sold by Feby. 1890. Septr 1890. 19th. Dec 1929. / Large Corrections 25th. Sept 1931. / Engraved 1877 / Electrotyped 1928 // 1346

  • British Admirality, published 1931.
  • Insets:
    • WHITEHAVEN / Surveyed by Commr. H.M. Denham F.R.S. & Mr. A. Middleton, 1844 / with corrections to 1887. Scale: Three visual scales [67 mm = 500 metres]
    • WORKINGTON / From a Plan supplied by the Harbour and Dock Board, 1931. / with additions from the Ordnance Survey. Scale: Two visual scales [60 mm = 600 metres]
  • Description: Hydrographic chart. 94 cm x 66 cm, on sheet 102 cm x 70 cm. Small orange dots at certain points, one small burn mark.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107263

Accession # 107264
The Route in Detail of Cyrus the Younger... (1816)

The / ROUTE in DETAIL / of / CYRUS the YOUNGER, / from / SARDIS to BABYLONIA: / And the / RETREAT of the TEN THOUSAND, / from thence to / TREBISONDE & LYDIA. / With the General Geography of the / Surrounding Countries. / 1815. // Published according to Act of Parliament by James Rennell 15th. May 1816 // J. Walker Sculp. // No. II.

  • Major James Rennell (1742-1830), published May 1816.
  • Inset:
    • [Enlargement of the Gulf of Scanderoone]
  • Scale: Three visual scales [82 mm = 130 Geographic Miles].
  • Description: 43 cm x 63 cm, on sheet 53 cm x 74 cm. Bound in a folder with Accession #107265.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107264
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Accession # 107265
The Countries situated between Babylon... (1809)

The / COUNTRIES / situated between / BABYLON and the CARDUCHIANS; / Drawn on a large Scale, for the Purpose of Explaining / the following Subjects: / I. The early, and most interesting Part of / the Retreat of the Ten Thousand. / II. The Marches of Alexander, to and from, / the Field of Arbela. / III. The March of Julian, to Ctesiphon; and / Retreat of the Roman Army to Nisibis. / IV. Wall of Media;the / Pallacopa, & c. / 1809. // J. Walker Sculpt. / Published by James Rennell, July 1ST. 1809. // The Writing Engraved by T. Aldridge. // No. III.

  • Major James Rennell (1742-1830), published July 1809.
  • Scale: Four visual scales [113 mm = 60 Geographic Miles].
  • Description: 63 cm x 46 cm, on sheet 74 cm x 53. Bound in a folder with Accession #107264.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107265
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Accession # 107266
Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France... (1730)

CARTE / DU CANADA / OU DE LA / NOUVELLE FRANCE / et des Decouvertes qui y ont été faites / Dressée sur plusiers Observations / et sur un grand nombre de Relations imprimées ou manuscrites / Par Guillaume De l'Isle Geographe de l'Academie Royale des Sciences / A AMSTERDAM / chez IEAN COVENS et CORNEILE MORTIER / Geographes Avec Privilege.

  • Covens & Mortier (publishers), second state, published 1730, 1733, 1739, 1740 and 1761.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: 50 cm x 59 cm. Cartouche and map hand coloured.
  • Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. I, entry 318, pp.283-284: "Published in: Atlas Nouveau Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde.... This map by Covens & Mortier is copied with only slight alteration from the Del'Isle map of Canada."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107266
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Accession # 107267
Paskaert van Brasilia... (1660)

PASKAERT / van / BRASILIA / van Pernambuco tot C. / de S. Antonio. / tAMSTERDAM / Bij Hendrick Donc- / ker.

  • Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699), published 1660 or later.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: 44 cm x 54 cm, on sheet 45 cm x 57 cm. Cartouche, borders and some features hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Doncker's De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waerld..., published 1660 and in various other editions until 1697.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, entry Don 2, pp.158-159.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107267
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Accession # 107268
A New Mapp of the Magellan Straights... (1675)

A New / Mapp of / MAGELLAN STRAIGHTS / Discovered by Capt: John Narbrough. / (Commander then of his Majesties Ship / the Sweepstakes) as he sayled through / the sade Straights / By John Thornton Iohn Seller / William Fisher James Atkinson / Iohn Colson.

  • John Seller (flourished 1664-1690, d. 1697) and John Thornton (flourished 1652-1689), published 1675 or later.
  • Inset:
    • [Patagonvm Regio]
  • Scale: Visual scale [94 mm = 60 English Miles].
  • Description: 45 cm x 56 cm. Cartouche, borders and some features hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Seller's Atlas Maritimus, or a Book of Charts, published 1675, and in various editions until 1710.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107268
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Accession # 107269
Praefecturae Paranambucae Pars Meridionalis (1662)

PRAEFECTURAE / PARANAMBUCAE / PARS / MERIDIONALIS.

  • Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), published 1662.
  • Verso: 246 // PRAEFECTVRA / PARAIBA. [text in Latin on left side of sheet] // 245 // PERNAMBVCO. [text in Latin on right side of sheet] // America. / G g g g / P R AE-
  • Scale: Visual scale [68 mm = 5 millarai].
  • Description: 42 cm x 44 cm, on sheet 54 cm x 60 cm. Cartouche, borders and other features hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Blaeu's Atlas Major, Sive Cosmographia Blaviana...America, Quae Est Geographiae Blavianae Pars Quinta: Liber Unus. Volumen Undeci mum., published 1662.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bl 56, pp.203-227, [map 20].
  • For a later edition, see Accession # 107239
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107269
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Accession # 107270
Brasillia et Pervvia... (1593)

BRASILLIA ET PERVVIA. / Ad Strenu et Magnific Dnm. D. TheoDoric Echter a Mesþelbr, Sac. Caes. / Maiesti. & Reuerediss Principi, Episc. Herbipolesi, prim a confilijs. & c.

  • Cornelius de Jode (1568-1600), published 1593.
  • Verso: AMERICA, SEV NOVV ORBIS. [text in Latin on left side of sheet // Fol. 3. // AMERICA SEV NOVVS / ORBIS [text in Latin on right side of sheet] // C / Etus ab s'g
  • Description: 36 cm x 42 cm, on sheet 41 cm x 53 cm. Entire map hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum, published 1593.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Jod 2, pp.209-212, [map 3].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107270
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Accession # 107271
Carta prima Generale d'Affrica... (1646)

Carta prima Generale d' / Affrica e parc. d'America. // AE: Lucini Feci.

  • Sir Robert Dudley (1573-1649), published 1646.
  • Inset:
    • MARE DI ETHIOPIA
  • Description: Printed map. 48 cm x 73 cm, on sheet 50 cm x 77 cm. Several tears on fold lines.
  • Probably originally published in Dudley's Dell'Arcano del Mare...libri sei, Vol. I, Firenze, 1646.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107271
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Accession # 107272
Cumberland and the Ancient Citie... (1676)

CUMBERLAND / AND THE ANCIENT CITIE / CARLILE DESCRIBED / WITH / MANY MEMORABLE AN / TIQVITIES THEREIN / FOUND OBSERVED // Performed by Iohn Speed, and are to be / sould by Tho: Bassett in Fleetstreet / and Richard Chiswell in St. Pauls / Churchyard.

  • John Speed (1552?-1629), published 1676.
  • Insets:
    • CARLILE
    • [coats of arms, monuments and figures surrounding the map]
    • THE PICTS WALL / The ancient and outmost limits of...[text]
    • This countye being the uttermost limits / of the Roman...[text]
  • Verso: 88 / Book. I. / Chap. 44 // An Alphabetical TABLE of all the Towns, Rivers, and / memorable Places mentioned in CUMBERLAND. [text in English on left side of sheet] // Book I. / Chap. 44. / 87 // CUMBERLAND. // B b b [text in English on right side of sheet]
  • Scale: Visual scale [65 mm = 10 miles].
  • Description: Printed map. 39 cm x 51 cm, on sheet 42 cm x 55 cm.
  • Originally published in Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine..., published 1676.
  • Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry XXVII, pp.37-39: "The maps in Book I are the same as those in the 1650-62 edition with the following exceptions: The imprints are corrected to: 'Sold by Thomas Bassett in Fleetstreet, and by Richard Chiswell in St. Pauls Church yard.'... Cumberland. The arms of 'Prince Rupert, D. of Cumberland.' 'James Hay E. of Carlile,' and 'Charles Howard E.' are added."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107272
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Accession # 107274
Moraviae, Qvae Olim Marcomannorvm... (1592)

MORAVIAE, / QVAE OLIM MAR= / COMANNORVM SEDES, / COROGRAPHIA, A D. PAV= / LO FABRITIO MEDICO / ET MATHEMATICO DE= / SCRIPTA; ET A GENE= / ROSIS MORAVIAE / BARONIBVS QVI= / BVSDAM COR= / RECTA.

  • Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), published 1592.
  • Verso: MORAVIA. [text in Latin on right side of sheet] // 59
  • Scale: Variable visual scale.
  • Description: Printed map. 36 cm x 47 cm, on sheet 43 cm x 54 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Opus nunc denuo ab ipso Auctore recognitum multisquè locis castigatum..., published 1592.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III, entry Ort 27B, pp.53-55.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107274
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Accession # 107275
Primo Evro pe Tabvla... (1486?)

PRIMO EVRO // PE TABVLA // Differencia partis hypioris ad iuferiorem. / tabule est 406 miliaria Ergoze.

  • Johannes Reger, published 1486?
  • Verso: EXPOSTIO OMNIVM SVMMARVM / QVIBVS CONTINENTVR IN EVROPA / TABVLE DECEM PROVINTIE XXXIIII. / QVARVM PRIMA EST. / ...IMA EVROPE TABVLA...[text in Latin on right side of sheet]
  • Description: Printed map. 42 cm x 57 cm. Hand coloured. Annotations printed outside the neat line on left and right sides of map. Lower right corner has been repaired with infilled paper and annotation.
  • Probably originally published in Reger's edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia, published 1486.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107275
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Accession # 107276
Amerique Meridionale... (1750)

AMERIQUE / MÉRIDIONALE, / Dressée, sur les Mémoirs les plus récents / et assujétie aux observations astronomique, / PAR LE Sr. ROBERT DE VAUGONDY / fils de Mr. ROBERT Géographe ordin. du Roy. / Avec Privilege. / 1750.

  • Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786), published 1750.
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 48 cm x 59 cm, on sheet 50 cm x 64 cm. Boundaries hand coloured.
  • Possibly originally published in Robert de Vaugondy's Atlas Universel..., published 1750.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107276
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accession # 107277
Delineatio omnium orarum totius... (1596)

Delineatio omnium orarum totius / Aus tralis partis Americae, dictae Puruvi= / anae, à R. de la Plata, Brasiliam, Pariam, & Cas= / tellam auream, unà cùm omnibus Insulis Antillas / dictis, Hispaniolam, item & Cubam comprehendentis, / usq, ad promont: floridae, vulgò, cabo de la florida: Irem / Isthmi inter Panamam & Nombre de dios, Terrae Peru / auriferae, cum ejus metropoli Cusco, & comodissimo / portu Limae: Orarum etiam Chilae, freti inter terram Pa= / tagonum, & terram del fuego, vulgó Estrecho de Fernan= / do Magallanes. Et omnium portuum, Insularum, scopu= / lorum, pulvinorum, & vadorum, tractusq vento= / rum, ex optimis Lusitanicis cartis hydro= / graphicis delineata atq, emendata. / Arnoldus Florentius à Langren, / Author & Scalptor. [Second Cartouche: Asbeeldinghe van alle de Zee-custen des gheheelen / ..]

  • Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1563-1610), published 1596 or later.
  • Scale: Two visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 39 cm x 55 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Probably originally published in Linschoten's Itinerario, uoyage ofte schipvaert, van Jan Huygen van Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels Jndien..., published 1596 and reprinted 1599 to 1644.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107277
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Accession # 107278
Brasilia Generis nobilitate... (1642)

BRASILIA / Generis nobilitate, armorum et litterarum / scientia prestant. mo Heroi / CHRISTOPH: AB ARTISCHAV / ARCISZEWSKI. / nuper in Brasilia per triennium Tribuno / militum Prudentiss. Fortiss. Feliciss. / tabulam hanc prono cultu / D.D.D. Johannes Blaeu. / Excudebat Johannes Blaeu.

  • Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), published 1642.
  • Verso: BRASIL. [text in Dutch on left side of sheet] // De in- // 19 // BRASIL. [text in Dutch on right side of sheet] // West-Indien.// R // legue
  • Scale: Three visual scales.
  • Description: Printed map. 39 cm x 50 cm, on sheet 52 cm x 61 cm. Cartouche, border and some features hand coloured.
  • Published originally in a Dutch edition of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft Nieuwe Atlas, uytghegheven door wilhelm en Iohan Blaeu. Tweede Stuck., published 1642.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bl 27B, pp.141-144, [map 88].
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107278
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Accession # 107279, 107280, 107281
Mexicvm In hac forma... (1671)

MEXICVM / In hac forma ii lucem edebat / IOANNES BAPTISTA NICOLOSIVS / S T D // Mexici / Ia

  • Giovanni Battista Nicolosi (1610-1670), published 1671.
  • Descripttion: Printed map, in sections. Each section is 40 cm x 46 cm, on sheet 42 cm x 55 cm. Cartouche, outlines and border hand coloured.
  • Original map was published on four sheets, in Nicolosi's atlas Siculus sive studium geographicum, published 1671.
  • McMaster's copy is incomplete, missing sheet 3. The sheets are identified as "Mexici Ia" (Accession #107279), "Mexici 2a" (107280) and "Mexici 4a" (107281).
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107279, 107280, 107281
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Accession # 107282
Descripcion de las Yndias de Mediodia (1601)

DESCRIPCION DE LAS YNDIAS / DE MEDIODIA / 7

  • Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas (1559-1625), published 1601.
  • Description: Printed map. 22 cm x 23 cm, on sheet 30 cm x 25 cm. Printing plate was very scratched, resulting in many surface marks.
  • Probably originally published in Tordesillas' Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentales..., published in Madrid, 1601.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107282
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Accession # 107283
Bay and Harbour of Port au Prince... (1831)

Bay and Harbour / of / PORT AU PRINCE, / In the Island of / HAITI. / By Commander R. Owen, / In H.M.S. Blossom. // London. Published according to act of Pariament at the Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, June 3rd. 1831. // J. & C. Walker Sculpt. // 464

  • Commander Richard Owen (flourished 1827-1848), published 1831.
  • Scale: Visual scale [113 mm = 3 Nautic Miles]; 1: 48,430.
  • Description: Hydrographic chart. 26 cm x 22 cm, on sheet 32 cm x 25 cm.
  • Source unidentified.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107283
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Accession # 107284
Carta Geografica Del Canada... (1750)

CARTA GEOGRÀFICA / DEL CANADA / NELL: AMERICA /SETTENTRIONALE

  • Girolamo Albrizzi (flourished late 17th century) and Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726), published 1750.
  • Scale: Visual scale [50 mm = 300 Scala di Miglia Italiane].
  • Description: Printed map. 33 cm x 43 cm, on sheet 38 cm x 47 cm.
  • [Text in Italian on left side of map]: IL Fiume Longo, o fiume morto fù / scoperto dal Baron di Lahon= / tan sino al luogo segnato / nella Carta, cio' che è più / Occidentale è slato disegna= / to sopra alcune pelli di Cer= / vo dai Selvaggi della Na= / zione dei Gnacsitarj, quan= / do il detto Signor di La= / hontan non abbia inventa= / te tutte queste cose, il che / è difficile a determinarsi / essendo egli stato il solo / che abbia penetrato / quelle vaste contrade
  • Originally published in Albrizzi's Atlante Novissimo, published 1750.
  • Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, H12/900-[1750], Vol. 10, p.338: "An interesting and rare map of Canada as it was known circa 1708. Shown on the map are all the major land forms and water bodies known at the time. Most of the fictitious physical features, commonly held to exist in the early 18th century, are also indicated. The map is based directly on Guillaume De L'Isle's 1708 revision of his 1703 map of Canada . This map, however, has the title, legends and place names translated to Italian. G. Albrizzi, a Venetian map publisher, published the map in 1750 in his De L'Isle atlas entitled Atlante Novissimo. The map appeared as plate 40 in volume 2."
  • Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 342, p.18. Attributed to Del'Isle/Albrizzi.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107284
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Accession # 107285
A Map of the Earth And how after the Flood it was Divided... (1671-1710?)

A Map of all the / EARTH / And how after the Flood it was Divided / among the Sons of NOAH / by J Moxon Hydrographer to the Kings / most Excellent Majesty // To the most Reverend Father in God GILBERT / Lord Arch Bishop of Canterbury His Grace / Primate of all England and Metropolitan / This Map is humbly Dedicated / By Joseph Moxon

  • Joseph Moxon (1627-1700), published 1671-1710?
  • Description: Printed map. 32 cm x 44 cm, on sheet 37 cm x 49 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Source and date unknown.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107285
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Accession # 107286
Nova Tabula Geographica Complectens... (1677-1710)

NOVA TABULA GEOGRAPHICA COMPLECTENS BOREALIOREM AMERICAE PARTEM; IN QUA EXACTE DELINETAE SUNT / CANADA SIVE NOVA FRANCIA, NOVA SCOTIA, NOVA ANGLIA, NOVUM BELGIUM, PENSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, CAROLINA, ET TERRA NOVA, CUM OMNIBUS LITTORUM, / PULVINORUMQUE PROFUNDITATIBUS. AMSTLODAMI, à NICOLAO VISSCHER, Cum Privilegio Ordinum Generalium Foederati Belgii. // Luggardus van Anse Schulp.

  • Nicolas Visscher I (1618-1679) or Nicolas Jansz Visscher II (1649-1702), published 1677 to 1710.
  • Description: Printed map. 60 cm x 48 cm, on sheet 65 cm x 54 cm. Hand coloured.
  • Published after 1677 when first "privilegio" was granted. The same title was used in various atlases between 1677 and 1710.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III, p.179.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107286
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Accession # 107287
De Cust van Barbaria... (1664)

De Cust / van / BARBARIA / Gualata, Arguyn en Gene= / heo van Capo S. Vincent / tot Capo Verde. / Gedruckt tot Amsterdam, / Bij Hendrick Doncker Boecyer= / koper en Graadbogg-maker / in de Nieuwe-brug-steegh.

  • Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699), published 1664.
  • Scale: Three visual scales [150 mm = 120 Duytsche Mylen].
  • Description: Printed map. 43 cm x 53 cm, on sheet 45 cm x 57 cm. Cartouche, outlines and details hand coloured.
  • Published in Doncker's Nieuw Groot Stuermans Zee-Spiegel, Inhoudende De Zee-kusten van de Noordsche, Oostersche, en Westersche Schipvaert... Amsterdam: Hendrick Doncker, 1664.
  • Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, Don 33, pp.175-177.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107287
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Accession # 107288
Britannicae, Insulae in quibus... (1750)

BRITANNICAE, / INSULAE / in quibus / ALBION Seu BRITANNIA MAJOR, / ET IVERNIA Seu BRITANNIA MINOR / juxta Ptolemoei mentem divisae, / tùm in suas majores partes, / tùm in populos exhibentur, / à NICOLAO SANSON Christ. Regis Geographo, / Revisae, et ad Observationes astronomicas redactae, accurante Robert de Vaugondy filio, / Cum Privilegio Regis. / 1750.

  • Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786), published 1750.
  • Scale: Two visual scales [95 mm = 150 Milliaria Romana].
  • Description: Printed map. 49 cm x 53 cm, on sheet 50 cm x 64 cm. Boundaries hand coloured. Lower margin has been repaired with a strip of added paper.
  • Possibly originally published in Robert de Vaugondy's Atlas Universel..., published 1750.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107288
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Accession # 107289
Le Royaume d'Angleterre... (1753)

LE ROYAUME / D' ANGLETERRE, / divisé selon les sept Royaumes, / ou Heptarchie des Saxons, / avec / LA PRINCIPAUTÉ DE GALLES; / et Subdivisé en / Shire ou Comtés. / Par le Sr. ROBERT Geog. ord. du Roi. / Avec Privilege 1753

  • Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1686-1766), published 1753.
  • Verso: ANGLETERRE. (printed in upper left and upper right corner of sheet)
  • Scale: Three visual scales [79 mm = 60 Milles d'Angleterre].
  • Description: Printed map. 48 cm x 52 cm, on sheet 50 cm x 65 cm. Outlines hand coloured.
  • Possibly originally published in Robert de Vaugondy's Atlas Universel..., published 1753.
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107289
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Accession # 107290
America Septentrionalis a Domino (1756)

AMERICA / SEPTENTRIONALIS / a / Domino d'Anville / in Galliis edita / nunc in Anglia / Coloniis in INTERIOREM VIRGINIAM deductis / nec non / Fluvii OHIO curfo / aucta / notisqz geographicis et historicis / illustrata. / Sumptibus Homannianorum Heredum / Noribergae / Ao. 1756

  • Homann Heirs (publishers, 1730-1813), published 1756.
  • Scale: Two visual scales [52 mm = 60 English Marine Leagues].
  • Description: Printed map. 46 cm x 51 cm, on sheet 55 cm x 54 cm. Borders and outlines hand coloured. Text in top left and bottom right of map in German.
  • Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, H2/1000-1756, Vol. 10, p.498: "This map shows the area from Newfoundland south to Florida and as far west as the Mississippi. Rivers, lakes, mountains and other features are named. Populated places and political divisions are indicated. Also on the map are two notes in German. One concerns the English discovery and development of North America while the other discusses the French occupation."
  • Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107290
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