Die Neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Landt Indie ligen

Description:

Hand-drawn color map of the New World with place names in Latin, title in German. This is the earliest known map of the Americas. Drawings depict Magellan's ship Victoria and a cannibal scene in Brazil.

Creator(s): [Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552.]
Location(s):
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection(s):
General Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 85
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Yesterday: 1
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Coverage:
Place
North America
Place
Central America and Caribbean
Place
South America
Date
1540  
Description:

Hand-drawn color map of the New World with place names in Latin, title in German. This is the earliest known map of the Americas. Drawings depict Magellan's ship Victoria and a cannibal scene in Brazil.

Note:

Text on verso within ornamental border.
Relief shown pictorially.
Title, some text in German, most labels in Latin.
Goss, 6
Schwartz & Ehrenberg, 18
Earliest known separate map of the Americas, with the two continents as an integral landmass. Magellan's ship Victoria is in the Pacific, and there is a grim scene of cannibalism in Brazil. The estuaries of both the Amazon and the Rio del Plata are displayed in South America, while North America reflects Verrazzano's misapprehension of a large inland sea bordered by a narrow isthmus, with the Pacific and Japan (Zipangri) just beyond.
Single sheet, later archival backing.

Physical Description:

1 map : woodblock print ; 26 x 34 cm., on sheet 32 x 39 cm.

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Keyword(s): Western Hemisphere | hemisphere maps | pictoral maps
Source: The map appeared first in the 1540 Münster/Ptolemy published by Henircus Petri, and then in later editions of the Cosmographia.
Partner:
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection:
General Collection
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 21808928 |
  • CALL-NO: G3290 1540 .M8 1540z
  • UNTCAT: b2837725 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc29444
Resource Type: Map
Format: Image