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Bordone thus set the stage for the many subsequent maps, e.g., those of Grynaeus (1532), Munster (1540), Gastaldi (1546), many of the "Lafreri"'-type world maps, and Ortelius (1570/1587). The question almost always pertained to North America; South America had grown on its own as truly a new world, connecting to Asia only via Central and North America, if the three Americas were contigeous and if North America connected to Asia (for example, in the maps of Gastaldi).. Nordenskiold (Facsimile Atlas, p 102) refers to Gesner in speculating that the map originally appeared in 1540 (apparently as a separate issue) independent of the Apianus text, though it is commonly known as part of Gemma's overhaul of the book in 1544 or 1545. World Map from 1639 Madrid edition of the famous epic poem by Camoes, Lusiadas. buena madre (“River of the the Good Mother”), named for Saint Anne, as Gomes reached there on her saint’s day, July 26. Just east of it is Costa de medanos (“Coast of Sand Dunes”), possibly a reference to the sand-like appearance of the mountaintops of Mount Desert Island. de montanas (River of Mountains) is Frenchman’s Bay or Pleasant River, and Castenal (“Chestnut Grove”) may be Machias Bay. Planisphere Urano-Gepgraphique c'estadire Les Spheres Celeste et Terrestre... 11.5 x 8 inches (engraved area, the lowermost 2.5 inches being blank). State II according to Mc Laughlin, with the pagination at the upper left and lower right.
But Fineaus here adopts a different and very radical stance: both North and South America are individual extensions of Asia. Spanish maps are excessively rare until the very late eighteenth century, and indeed there are no earlier Spanish maps which one could normally hope to acquire. Some wormholes at center, filled and barely discernable. This is the first printed map specifically devoted to the New World to appear in an atlas. Christoval at the pronounced indentation in the Atlantic coast is probably Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bay, named by Gomes for Saint Christopher because he reached it on that saint’s feast day, July 25. Rio seco (“Dry River”) is the Saco River, Arcipielago (i.e., Archipelago) is Casco Bay, and C. During the final years of the seventeenth century, Moullard-Sanson composed several hemispheres from unusual perspectives. During the final years of the seventeenth century, Moullard-Sanson composed several hemispheres from unusual perspectives.
This electronic catalogue of enclosure maps of England and Wales is accompanied by a printed book, Roger J. Click here for further information on The Enclosure Maps of England and Wales, 1595-1918 Enclosure maps are large-scale maps mostly dating from before the mid-nineteenth century which record much valuable information about the rural landscape.
Oliver, The Enclosure Maps of England and Wales, 1595-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2004).