West Indies-Spanish Main

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Description: West Indies-Spanish Main

Bar Code: 244

Creator: Anghiera, Pietro Martire d', 1457-1526

Publishing Location: Seville

Region Depicted: West Indies · Yucata╠ün Peninsula · Cuba · Hispaniola · Haiti · Dominican Republic

Date Produced: 1511

Date Published: 1511

Language: Latin

Historical Context: This is the first printed map to show the actual geographical outline of the Caribbean, as Columbus mapped it in 1492-1503. It appeared in 1511, in a work which suggested that Columbus had in fact reached a "New World" rather than "the Indies."

Subjects: Caribbean Area · West Indies · Cuba · Mexico, Gulf of · Columbus, Christopher · Exploration and discovery · Early maps · · Hispaniola · Haiti · Dominican Republic

Source Referenced: 20 X 30 cm.

Map Type: Geographical

Printing Process: Relief

Printing Technique: Wood , Letterpress

Material Type: Paper

Brief Description: Map of the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, including the east coast of Mexico

Physical Description: 1 map: uncolored, no margins

Donor: Osher