Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur.

Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection

Title: Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur.

Title Translation: Magellan Map, where Tierra del Fuego, with famous Strait of Magellan and the sea, are given a new and accurate description.

Barcode: 1743

Creator: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664

Dedicatee: Raet, Gualtherius de

Publisher: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664

Publishing Location: Amsterdam

Region Depicted: Strait of Magellan · Chile · Argentina

Date Range: 1652 - 1652

Language: Latin

Historical Context: This map and Tabula Magellanica qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire, 1671, by John Ogilby, illustrate some of the competitive practices of seventeenth-century mapmakers. Copying of maps was common, since copyright protection was limited within countries and virtually nonexistent across national borders. In this case, the similarity is due to a complex pattern of plagiarism: the Ogilby map was printed from a plate by Arnoldus Montanus, who copied from the Jansson map, which itself was largely taken from a map of Willem Blaeu. The ornate frames of the explanatory panels at the top center of both maps are of identical design; the checkerboard-style mileage scales in the lower left differ only in their decorative borders. The title panels or "cartouches" (lower right) are entirely different in design, but contain virtually identical wording, copied from Blaeu. In spite of the fact that both maps are outdated, their titles describe them as "novissima et accuratissima" (newest and most accurate). The land vignettes are similar, but on the Jansson map are larger and contain more detailed views of native activities. The seas display fewer ships and more ornamental lettering of the classic Dutch "swash" variety, characterized by flowing italic script with elegant flourishes. Allegorical figures surrounding the title and mileage-scale panels on the two maps are different, reflecting a touch of originality or, more likely, copying from different sources.

Subjects: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664 · Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) · Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile) · Islands · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Geographical

Dimensions: 41 x 53 cm

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Dedicated to Gualtherius de Raet, a Dutch senator.

Brief Description: Map shows the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, with illustrations of indigenous peoples and animals.

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

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

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche 1, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Cartouche 2, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Cartouche 3, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Cartouche 4, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur.

Associated Map Imagery: Ship 1, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Ship 2, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Ship 3, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Indians hunting, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Indians, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Birds 1, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Birds 2, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Birds 3, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur., Birds 4, 1652-1658, Tabula Magellanica, Qua Tierrae del Fuego, Cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire detectis, Novissima et accuratissima descriptio exhibetur.

Collection/Donor: Smith

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