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Map [Map of the Western Hemisphere]

About this Item


  • [Map of the Western Hemisphere]


  • Straet, Jan van der, 1523-1605.
  • Galle, Théodore, 1571-1633.

Created / Published

  • [Antwerp : Galle, 1590?]


  • -  Western Hemisphere--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  Discoveries in geography--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  Scientific discoveries in art
  • -  Science, Medieval, in art
  • -  Inventions in art
  • -  Inventions--Pictorial works
  • -  Western Hemisphere


  • Early maps


  • -  Title plate to Nova Reperta, a series of engravings after drawings by Stradanus published by Galle in Antwerp.
  • -  Shows Christopher Columbus pointing to a map of the Western Hemisphere. New France and Florida are indicated in North America.
  • -  In addition to the map, notable developments in science and technology of the late 16th century are illustrated.
  • -  Mounted on paper.
  • -  LC copy imperfect: Margins trimmed. Minor repairs at upper left and upper center.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • 1 map ; on sheet 20 x 27 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3290 1590 .S7


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2011594456

Online Format

  • image

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

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Chicago citation style:

Straet, Jan Van Der, and Théodore Galle. Map of the Western Hemisphere. [Antwerp: Galle, ?, 1590] Map.

APA citation style:

Straet, J. V. D. & Galle, T. (1590) Map of the Western Hemisphere. [Antwerp: Galle, ?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Straet, Jan Van Der, and Théodore Galle. Map of the Western Hemisphere. [Antwerp: Galle, ?, 1590] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.