Occidentalis Americae partis

Material Information

Occidentalis Americae partis vel earum regionum quas Christophorus Columbus primÅ© detexit tabula chorographicaè multorum auctorum scriptis, praesertim verò ex Hieronymi Benzoni (quitotis XIIII annis eas provincias diligenter perlustravit)
Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598 ( engraver )
Benzoni, Girolamo, 1519-1572?
Feyerabend, Johann, 1550-1599 ( printer )
Physical Description:
1 map : ; 32 x 43 cm, on sheet 36 x 46 cm
Scale approximately 1:800,000


Subjects / Keywords:
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- West Indies ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Caribbean Area ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Southern States ( lcsh )
Caribbean Area ( fast )
Southern States ( fast )
West Indies ( fast )
Early maps. ( lcgft )
Early maps. ( fast )
Early works. ( fast )
Maps. ( fast )
single map ( marcgt )
Early maps ( lcgft )
Early maps ( fast )
Early works ( fast )
Maps ( fast )
21 x -91, 4 x -91, 4 x -57, 21 x -57 ( Map Coverage )


Church, E.D. Catalogue,
Additional Physical Form:
Electronic reproduction also available online from George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
General Note:
Copper engraving.
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Relief represented pictorially.
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Shows the West Indies and Florida, portions of what became the southern United States, Central America and northern South America.
General Note:
Title in ornate strapwork cartouche with cherubs and birds. Decorative flower border around perimeter of map.
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Includes coat of arms in top left corner, historical notes, sailing ships, sea monsters and compass rose on the Tropic of Cancer line.
General Note:
Shows longitude coordinates, latitude coordinates estimated and derived from a modern map of the area. Geographic coordinates converted to Greenwich.
General Note:
Map is believed to be based on the charts of Girolamo Benzoni, who explored the New World between 1541 and 1556. Florida is derived from the Le Moyne map of 1591. It is one of the earliest maps to detail northern South America and one of the few Caribbean maps of the period. The islands of the West Indies are represented disproportionately large, and the Bahamas with the Islands Bahama and Lucaya are placed too far north.
General Note:
Scale from source.
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Publisher's information from Church catalogue.
General Note:
Appears in: Americae pars quarta, de Bry's part IV of his Grands Voyages. Editions were published in 1594, 1613 and 1644.
Statement of Responsibility:
historia conflata & in aes incisa à Theodoro de Bry Leod, anno M D XCIIII.

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Resource Identifier:
on10556 ( NOTIS )
1055659108 ( OCLC )
36426174 ( ALEPH )
G4390 1594 .B7 ( lcc )