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
Creator: Jode, Cornelis de, 1568-1600
Dedicatee: Messelbrum*, Theodoricus Echter a
Publishing Location: Antwerp
Date Produced: 1593
Date Published: 1593
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.
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
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.
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/330.0001