Americæ Nova descriptio

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This map shows the western hemisphere including North and South America and the surrounding areas. Some regions are outlined in color and places, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked pictorially in color. There are several color illustrations of ships and creatures in the oceans. Place names are also noted. Scale [ca. 1:50,000,000].

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1 map : col. ; 34 x 42 cm.

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Seile, Anne, d. 1678 & Vaughan, Robert 1682.

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  • Main Title: Americæ Nova descriptio
  • Alternate Title: Americae Nova descriptio

Description

This map shows the western hemisphere including North and South America and the surrounding areas. Some regions are outlined in color and places, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked pictorially in color. There are several color illustrations of ships and creatures in the oceans. Place names are also noted.

Scale [ca. 1:50,000,000].

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 34 x 42 cm.

Notes

Date on map: 1663.
Title in Latin: place names in English and Spanish.
From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.

Source

  • From Peter Heylyn's Cosmography, the fourth book, part II. 1682.

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  • Call Number: 125/15 00060
  • Accession or Local Control No: UTA_914513
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth50251

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Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

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  • 1682

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Seile, Anne, d. 1678 & Vaughan, Robert. Americæ Nova descriptio, map, 1682; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50251/: accessed July 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.