Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos, Canada, Corterealis. A Cornelio de Iudaeis in luce edita.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos, Canada, Corterealis. A Cornelio de Iudaeis in luce edita.

Title Translation: North America, Florida, Baccalaos, Canda, Corterealis, by Cornelis de Jode

Barcode: 330

Creator: Jode, Cornelis de, 1568-1600

Dedicatee: Messelbrum*, Theodoricus Echter a

Publishing Location: Antwerp

Region Depicted: North America · Bahamas · Canada · Greenland · Arctic regions

Date Produced: 1593

Date Published: 1593

Language: Latin

Historical Context: De Jode's rare, seminal work is the first folio-sized atlas map to focus on North America. The map contains many remarkably early cartographic details, including a very linear representation of a double Northwest Passage running the length of the top of the map. The map is filled with annotations regarding early explorations in the New World, referencing Verazano, Cabot, Raleigh, and other explorers; an early mention of the Apaches is also present. Shown near the Northwest Passage is the early mythical great lake, Lac Conibas, which made an earlier appearance on Wytfliet's 1597 map. To the right of the title is a scene illustrating the attack on Frobisher's vessel by American Indians. Although his map was vastly superior to Ortelius' map of the Americas, De Jode's atlas sold poorly, accounting for the rarity of this work.

Subjects: North America · Bahamas · Canada · Greenland · Arctic regions · Jode, Cornelis de, 1568-1600 · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Geographical, Political

Dimensions: 38 x 52 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: From the atlas "Speculum Orbis Terrae" originally prepared by Gerard de Jode before his death in 1591. Baccalaos is present day Newfoundland. Corterealis is the name given by Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte Real for the coast of Labrador. Dedicated to Theodoricus Echter a Messelbrum, bishop of Wurtburg.

Brief Description: Map showing North America, including Greenland and the Arctic regions

Physical Description: 1 map: illustrated

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

Associated Map Imagery: Coat of Arms, 1593, Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos, Canada, Corterealis. A Cornelio de Iudaeis in luce edita., Attack, 1593, Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos, Canada, Corterealis. A Cornelio de Iudaeis in luce edita., Native Americans, 1593, Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos, Canada, Corterealis. A Cornelio de Iudaeis in luce edita.

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/330.0001