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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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

Description: Map shows North America and South America as understood during the late sixteenth century. Political boundaries are indicated by coloration in different regions of each continent. Relief shown pictorially. No scale indicated.
Date: 1570
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Tabula Indiae X.

Description: Map shows late sixteenth century India rivers, cities, and mountains. with relief shown pictorially. Includes notes; scale not given.
Date: 1571
Creator: Ptolemy 2nd cent.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Cvliacanae, Americae regionis, descriptio :b Hispaniolae, Cvbae, aliarvmqve insvlarvm circvmiacientivm, delineatio.

Description: Map in upper half shows late sixteenth century geography and cities in the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. Map in lower half shows late sixteenth century geography and cities in the West Indies. Relief shown pictorially. Scales not given.
Date: [1581, 1587]
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Pervviae avriferae regionis typus.

Description: Map shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Scales differ.
Date: 1584
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

America noviter delineata.

Description: Map shows known geography, settlements, ports, and coastal detail in early seventeenth century North America and South America. Includes illustrations of sea monsters, ships, and cultural observations. Insets: [Map of the Arctic Circle showing] "Groenlandi & Islandia" and [Map of the Antarctic Circle showing] "Terra Australis incognita." Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1613
Creator: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Descrittione del mappamondo.

Description: Map huge Antarctic land mass as "Terra Incognita" and the five known continents. Includes text describing the world. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1621%
Creator: Porcacchi, Thomaso, ca. 1530-1585?
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

America Septentrionalis.

Description: Map shows known extent of North and Central America, the West Indies and the northern part of South America; California as an island; large lake called Buttons Bay in the vicinity of the Great Lakes region. Includes text notes. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1625..1645]
Creator: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Americae nova tabula.

Description: Map shows early seventeenth century geography, settlements, and political borders in North America and South America. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:45,000,000].
Date: 1635
Creator: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

L'Hydrographie ou description de l'Eau c'est a dire des mers, golfes, lacs, destroits [sic.], et rivieres principales, qui sont dans la surface du globe terrestre.

Description: Map shows five continents with a part of Australia labeled "Beach," faint outline traces of "Terre Australe Magellanique et Incogneue" at bottom of eastern hemisphere, "Nouvelle Guinee" in western part of the Pacific Ocean just south of the equator, and "Californie Isle." Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1652
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library