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

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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.

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

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Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552 Creation Date: Unknown.

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  • Main Title: Die Neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Landt Indie ligen
  • Series Title: Day at UNT

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.

Physical Description

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

Notes

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.

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  • The map appeared first in the 1540 Münster/Ptolemy published by Henircus Petri, and then in later editions of the Cosmographia.

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  • Dec. 1, 2010, 1:24 p.m.

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Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552. Die Neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Landt Indie ligen, map, Date Unknown; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29444/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.