Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea

Title Translation: Kingdom of Quvirae, with other parts of the North

Barcode: 329

Creator: Jode, Cornelis de, 1568-1600

Publishing Location: Antwerp

Region Depicted: Western United States · North America · Alaska · Western Canada · British Columbia · Yukon

Date Produced: 1593

Date Published: 1593

Language: Latin

Historical Context: This is the first separate map of the northwestern part of North America, covering the essentially unexplored region from present-day California to Alaska. Of particular interest is the depiction of the magnetic pole as an arctic island (upper left margin), and of the legendary fabulously rich city of Quivira, the never-realized goal of many Spanish explorers. The fine hand coloring is typical of the early Dutch period, and the few cities are designated by conventional red symbols. The sea is embellished with detailed engravings of European and oriental ships, and sea monsters, including one with the head and neck of a unicorn. The unknown interior areas are occupied by text panels and vignettes of animals, including "cattle with camel humps," and of natives living in tents. An inscription notes similarity of the tents to those of the Tartars, possibly an early suggestion of migration from Asia to America.

Subjects: West (U.S.) · Canada, Western · North America · Alaska · British Columbia · Yukon · Imaginary places · Jode, Cornelis de, 1568-1600 · Quivira (Legendary place) · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Geographical, Political

Dimensions: 35 x 25 cm. on sheet 42 x 28 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Map depicting the west coast from below the Tropic of Cancer to the North Pole. There is also an early indication of the magnetic pole. Includes mythical creatures and ships. Verso: Text in Latin.

Brief Description: Map of the legendary kingdom of Quivira, showing Western North America.

Physical Description: 1 map: illustrated, colored

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867

Associated Map Imagery: Sea Monster 1, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Sea Monster 2, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Ship 1, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Ship 2, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Ship 3, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Settlement 1, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Settlement 2, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Cattle, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Goat 1, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea , Goat 2, 1593, Qvivirae Regnv, cum alijs versus Borea

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/329.0001