Americae Novissima Descriptio 1589

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Americae Novissima Descriptio 1589

Barcode: 354

Creator: Le Clerc, Jean, Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612

Date Range: 1589 - 1602

Date Produced: 1602

Date Published: 1602

Language: Latin

Dimensions: 33 x 49 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: This map was engraved as part of a set of world and four continent maps. It could be the first general map of America engraved in England, a year after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Hondius's map is the earliest one relating to America. Hondius later sold the plates of these maps to Parisian publisher Jean Le Clerc.

Collection/Donor: Osher

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