Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1573-1574

Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection

Title: Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.

Title Translation: A New Description of America or the New World

Barcode: 1652

Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publisher: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publishing Location: Antwerp

Region Depicted: Western Hemisphere · North America · South America · Antarctica

Date Range: 1573 - 1574

Language: Latin

Historical Context: The map first appeared in the 1570 edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. It went through three major revisions, as noted in Van Den Broecke, along with a number of minor changes, such as the correction of the naming of the Azores after this first state of the map.

Subjects: Western Hemisphere · North America · South America · Antarctica

Map Type: Boundary, Geographical, Political

Dimensions: 37 x 51 cm

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Shows three ships sailing eastward in the Atlantic, one ship sailing westward.

Brief Description: Map of the western hemisphere, with three ships sailing eastward in the Pacific, and one ship sailing wesward in the Atlantic.

Physical Description: 1 map: colored (hand-applied, full), illustrated

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

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche, 1573-1574, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.

Associated Map Imagery: Ship 1, 1573-1574, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1573-1574, Ship 2, 1573-1574, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1573-1574, Ship 3, 1573-1574, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1573-1574, Ship 4, 1573-1574, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1573-1574, Sea Monster, 1573-1574, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1573-1574

Collection/Donor: Smith

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/1652.0001