Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1598

Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection

Title: Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.

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

Barcode: 1674

Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publisher: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publishing Location: Antwerp

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

Date Produced: 1598

Date Published: 1598

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: 36 x 49 cm

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Verso: Description of map in Dutch.

Brief Description: Map of western hemisphere with a decorative border and cartouche. Map features illustrations of ships and a sea monster.

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

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

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio., 1598

Associated Map Imagery: Group of Ships in the North Pacific Ocean, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Single Ship in the Pacific Ocean, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Pair of Ships, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Group of Ships in the South Pacific Ocean, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Group of Ships near the Antilles, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Ship Near Brazil, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Ship in the South Atlantic Ocean, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Sea Monster, 1598, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio

Collection/Donor: Smith

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/1674.0001