Along the top of the map, the cities of Astrakhan, Samarkand, and Cambalu (Beijing)
are depicted, along with a cartouche showing 'The House of Nova Zemla'.
Pictures of Samoyeds and Tartars are illustrated at the sides of the chart.
Moscow, Baku and the Caspian Sea (named the Sea of Sala otheriwse of Bachu),
and the Great Wall of China are marked on the map, along with comments such as 'Pliny placeth the Perosites here whom hee saith to bee so narrow mouthed
that they live only by the smel of rost meat beleeve it not'
which add to the character of this unique piece of artwork.