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  • Map
    Americae et proximar regionvm orae descriptio.
    Americae et proximar regionum orae descriptio
    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Second state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 95-34 Vault
    • Contributor: Massa, Giovanni Battista - Rascicotti, Donato
    • Date: 1580
  • Map
    Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descri...
    Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
    Covers North and South America with the adjacent seas. Relief shown pictorially. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, no. 1303. Originally printed on 6 sheets. Described in Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, v. 6, no. 3 (May 1949), p. 18-20. Includes texts in cartouche, statements of dedication, coats-of-arms, ill. of allegorical figure "Victoria", and ill. of sailing ships at sea and ...
    • Contributor: Gutiérrez, Diego - Cock, Hieronymus - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1562
  • Map
    Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Transferred from the collection of the Canal Zone Library-Museum, 1980. Appears in the author's Théâtre de l'univers ... 1598. Phillips 406 Includes ill. French text on verso. Annotated in pencil, on verso, with Canal Zone Library map checklist number: 28. Vault
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hurtado De Mendoza, Diego - Chaves, Geronimo
    • Date: 1598
  • Map
    Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes ill. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1584
  • Map
    Universale della nuovamente parte del mondo ritrovata. Relief shown pictorially. In upper left corner: 455. In upper right corner: 456. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1565
  • Map
    Isolario di Benedetto Bordone nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'...
    Isolario
    Relief shown pictorially. Originally published as: Libro di Benedetto Bordone nel qual si ragiona de tutte l'isole del mondo, Venice, 1528. Place of publication and printer statement from colophon. Signatures: 2A⁴ 2B-2D² A-D⁶ E⁴ F² G-M⁶ N⁸ (2D2 and N8 versos blank). Leaves iiii, xliiii, and lxiii misnumbered v, xliii, and lxiiii. Leaves [5-10] and xxix-xxx include four double-page maps. Title and some additional ...
    • Contributor: Bordon, Benedetto
    • Date: 1547
  • Map
    Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descri...
    Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
    Covers North and South America with the adjacent seas. Relief shown pictorially. Col. xerographic copy of black-and-white original. Includes texts in cartouche, statements of dedication, coats-of-arms, ill. of allegorical figure "Victoria", ill. of sailing ships at sea, and of imaginary marine creatures.
    • Contributor: Gutiérrez, Diego
    • Date: 1562
  • Map
    Descriptionis Ptolemaicae avgmentvm,
    • Contributor: Wytfliet, Corneille
    • Date: 1598
  • Map
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm; opus nunc tertio ab ipso auctore rec... Maps on double leaves. This edition includes a colored portrait of Ortelius; the "Parergon in quo veteris geographiæ aliquot tabulæ", 14 l. (12 double); the "Nomenclator Ptolemaicvs; omnia locorvm vocabvla qvæ in tota Ptolemæi geographia occurrunt, continens", 77 p.; "De Mona, Drvidvm insvla ... epistola", by H. Lhuyd, [7] p. Copy imperfect: t.p. wanting.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1584
  • Map
    Le Novveau Monde descovvert et illvstre de nostre temps. Described in the Library of Congress Quarterly journal of current acquisitions, v. 6, no. 3, May 1949, p. 20-21.
    • Contributor: Thevet, André
    • Date: 1581
  • Collection
    [Henry Harrisse collection]. Consists of pen and ink drawings, pencil sketches, facsimiles, and photographs of significant early maps showing all or part of America during the period of discovery. Included are 16 17th century maps and views attributed to Joan Vinckeboons. The collection also consists of letters, correspondence, and other miscellaneous items. Inventory and personal and corporate name index in Geography & Map Division Reading Room. Vault ...
    • Contributor: Harrisse, Henry
    • Date: 1511
  • Map
    Tavola dell' isole nuove, le quali son nominate occidentali &... Relief shown pictorially. Transferred from the collection of the Canal Zone Library-Museum, 1980. Attributed to Sebastian Münster. LC copy annotated in lower margin prior to reproduction: A map of North and South America in 1550. Literal translation of title is "Map of the New Islands which are called the Occident and Indian by divers persons." Published under permission of the Council. Includes ill. LC ...
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian
    • Date: 1550
  • Map
    Americae et proximarum regionum orae descriptio /
    Americae et proximarvm regionvm orae descriptio
    Relief shown pictorially. Issued to accompany Walter Bigges' Relation oder Beschreibung der Rheiss vnd Schiffahrt auss Engellandt ... 1589.
    • Contributor: Hogenberg, Frans
    • Date: 1589
  • Map
    Geographische vnd historische Beschreibung der vberauss gross... 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, [14], 15-20. Signatures: *² A-N². Alden, J.E. ...
    • Contributor: Acosta, José De
    • Date: 1598