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Secunda etas mundi.

Description: Map shows the pre-Columbus world, based on Ptolemy's Geographia. Jerusalem is at the center of the map; the Indian Ocean is an enclosed area; and Scandinavia, southern Africa and the Far East are not shown. Twelve winds, depicted as heads surrounding the map, are named as well as major places. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1493
Creator: Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514

[Map of Isola Spagnola]

Description: Page of text containing a map that shows buildings representing settlement of Isabella on the [Isola] Spagnola [later Hispaniola]. Includes text above and below map [in Italian] describing the qualities of the Isola Spagnola. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1534

[Map of Europe as queen]

Description: Map shows a stylized Europe in the form of a woman. [Spain] is her head and [Gaul], [Germany], [Denmark], [Poland], [Hungary], [Greece], [Bulgaria], [Macedonia], and Scythia are the remainder of her body. Europe is shown surrounded by Africa, [England], [Scotland], [Scandinavia], and Asia. Includes text in lower margin. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1550..1570]
Creator: Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552

Orbis descriptio.

Description: Map shows known and assumed mid-sixteenth century geographic outlines and place names of continents and islands in the eastern and western hemispheres. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1561
Creator: Ptolemy, 2nd cent.

Tierra nueva.

Description: Map shows eastern coast of North America from Labrador to Florida and islands east of "La Bremuda" [Bermuda]. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not indicated.
Date: 1561
Creator: Sanuto, Livio, 1520-1576

Hispaniae novae sivae magnae, recens et vera descripto 1579.

Description: Map shows Pacific Coast of the central portion of New Spain with large lake and four named islands (with numbered key) in upper left corner and "Notularum circa Mexico explanatio" in the lower right corner; title cartouche in upper right corner, secondary cartouche in lower left corner. Includes lettered key to cities, "Notularum circa Mexico explanatio," and small illustrations of sailing vessels. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1579

Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

Description: Map settlements and missions in political divisions of New Spain and New France on the North American continent and for Brazil, Chili, and Peru; remaining land areas with coastal settlements only; areas of Native American habitation; New Guinea at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Political boundaries are indicated by coloration in different regions of each continent. Includes notes and number key; handwritten notations. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:45,000,000].
Date: 1587
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598


Description: Map shows towns on the Danish islands of Fionia [Fyn], Alsen, Arr, Langeland in the Baltic Sea. Scale not given.
Date: 1595
Creator: Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594

Typus orbis terrarum, ad imitationem universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris : cuius secundum tam veterum quàm recentiorum supputationem 5400 miliaria Germanica ambitus complectitur..

Description: Map shows geography and place names of the eastern and western hemispheres as known during the late sixteenth century. Includes notes, Cicero quotation, and portrait of Jesus. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1596..1624]
Creator: Quad, Matthias, 1557-1613


Description: Map shows Asia from Russia, Persia, and the Caspian Sea to the west and China, Korea, Japan, the "Mongul. Tendvc," and the "Mare Glaciale" to the east; shows pictorial Great Wall of China. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1602