Relief shown pictorially. South America labeled in German, geographic features otherwise in Latin. Appears in the author's Cosmographei. Basel, Switzerland. 1550. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 24-Nov. 29, 2003. Fold-lined.
Translation of José de Acosta's De natura Novi Orbis libri duo. Cf. Alden. The 20 maps, unsigned, and drawn at different scales, are each printed on a bifolium (in LC copy attached to a stub to form a double plate), with explanatory letterpress on the reverse. The bifolia are "signed" in direction-line position 1-7, 9, 9, 10-13, , 15-20. Signatures: *2 A-N2. Alden, J.E. ...
Relief shown pictorially. Also covers regions of Eastern Europe bordering on Muscovy. LC copy possibly removed from Herberstein's book: Moscouia der Hauptstat in Reissen, durch Herrn Sigmunden Freyherrn zu Herberstain, Neyperg vnd Guetenhag zusamen getragen. 1557. LC copy imperfect: Torn at sheet edges, mounted in cloth backing. Includes ill. in borders, coats-of-arms, and pictorial representations of forests, mountains, rivers, and towns.
Not drawn to scale. Facsimile of original map in Stattsarchiv des Kantons Zürich. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Relief, vegetation, and populated places shown pictorially. Includes text. AACR2: 651