Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 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: 1653

Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publisher: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publishing Location: Antwerp

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

Date Produced: circa 1574

Date Published: circa 1574

Language: Latin

Historical Context: Forgery of a map which first appeared in the 1570 edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The forgery was created using a photographic process in the mid-20th century. Some elements that note it's a forgery are the date added below the title, the weak stippling, the wide plate-mark, and the overall "flat" effect of the map visually.

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

Map Type: Boundary, Geographical

Dimensions: 37 x 51 cm

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

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

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

Collection/Donor: Smith

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/1653.0001