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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.

Nova & accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula nautica variationum magneticarum index juxta observationes anno 1700.

Description: Map shows magnetic variations, trade routes, seasonal currents, coastal ports and settlements for six continents; continents of Australia and North America are incomplete. Includes text notes, illustrated title cartouche, and dates of discovery. Inset: "Asin que rien ne manquast à cette carte, nou arons ajoûté ce Cercle Polaire en partie pour montrer l'inclinaison de Meridien vers le Pole en partie pour évitar le trop grand rétrecissement de nôtre échelle." Scale not given.
Date: [1739..1750]
Creator: Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742

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

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula.

Description: Map shows major cities and physical features for Europe, Asia, and Africa, with vague depiction beyond New Guinea for the Eastern Hemisphere; major settlements for South America, Central America, New Spain, and the eastern and southern portions of North America, and a vague depiction of the Pacific Coast, with California as an island, for the Western Hemisphere. Insets: "Julius Cæsar," "Claudius Ptolomeus Ale.," "Iudocus Hondius Flander," and "Gerardus Mercator Flander." Scale not given.
Date: 1641
Creator: Hondius, Hendrik, b. 1573

[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

Planiglobii terrestris cum utroq hemisphærio cælesti generalis exhibitio: quam ex novissimis probatissinnisque recentium geographorum scriptis concinnatam, multisq phænomenis illustratam.

Description: Map shows the prevailing directions of the trade winds; five continents and a portion of "Nova Hollandia" [Australia], major cities, and exploration routes. Includes text, two celestial insets, two insets of solstices, two panoramic views, and illustrations. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:75,000,000].
Date: 1712
Creator: Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724

Tartaria.

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

Amplissimæ regionis Mississipi seu provinciæ Ludovicianæ a R. P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss in America Septentrionali anno 1687. detectæ, nunc Gallorum coloniis et actionum negotiis toto orbe celeberrimæ nova tabula.

Description: Map shows areas of Native American habitation, settlements, and explorers' routes to 1716, through French Louisiana, Florida, New England and the British colonies, part of Canada, Nouveau Mexique [New Mexico] and northeastern portion of New Spain. Three of the Great Lakes are also shown. Includes legend and illustrations. Insets [illustrations]: "Catarrhacta ad Niagarum [Niagara Falls]," [Father Louis], and [Buffalo pictured with Native Americans]. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: [1759..1781]
Creator: Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724

Amplissimae regionis Mississipi seu provinciae Ludovicianae a R. P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss in America Septentrionali anno 1687 detectae, nunc Gallorum coloniis et actionum negotiis toto orbe celeberrimae nova tabula.

Description: Map shows areas of Native American habitation, settlements, and explorers' routes to 1716, through French Louisiana, Florida, New England and the British colonies, part of Canada, Nouveau Mexique [New Mexico] and northeastern portion of New Spain. Three of the Great Lakes are also shown. Includes legend and illustrations. Insets [illustrations]: "Catarrhacta ad Niagarum [Niagara Falls]," [Father Louis], and [Buffalo pictured with Native Americans]. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: [1759..1781]
Creator: Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724

America Septentrionalis, concinnata juxta observationes Dñn Academiae Regalis Scientiarum et nonnullorum aliorum, et juxta annotationes recentissimas.

Description: Map shows major cities and areas of Native American habitation for known extent of the eastern and southern portions of North America to include New Spain, New Mexico, Georgia, Louisiana, New France, Greenland, California, the West Indies, and "Terrae Arcticae"; Sargasso Sea and other vegetative areas in the Atlantic Ocean. Includes explorers' routes and dates along the Pacific coastline and notes. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1758..1778]
Creator: Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1717-1777

America Septentrionalis : concinnata juxta observationes Dñn Academiae Regalis Scientiarum et nonnullorum aliorum, et juxta annotationes recentissimas.

Description: Map shows known extent of North America from Greenland and Baffin Bay to New Spain and Panama; northern coast of South America, the West indies, California, and the Sargasso Sea; explorers' routes along the Pacific coast of California and New Spain, and areas of Native American habitation. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1758..1760]
Creator: Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1717-1777

Vetus Mexico.

Description: Map shows birdseye Venice-like view of Mexico City surrounded by Lake Texcoco. Includes key to points on the map. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1671
Creator: Ogilby, John, 1600-1676

America.

Description: Map shows settlements in North and South America. Includes text describing the New World. Descriptors on map in Italian and Latin. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1620?
Creator: Magini, Giovanni Antonio, 1555-1617