C1579
 (1601)

Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio. Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumqe Insualrum Circumiacientium Delineatio

One of the earliest maps to show all of the West Indies and the Bahamas, with parts of Florida and Mexico, by Abraham Ortelius, in full original hand colouring. In this 1601 Latin edition, the isle of Iumeto, northeast of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio. Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumqe Insualrum Circumiacientium Delineatio

Date:

C1579
 (1601)

Condition:

Minor tears to sheet edges not affecting image, otherwise in good condition. With centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 360mm

Paper Size: 

590mm 
x 475mm
AUTHENTICITY
Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio. Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumqe Insualrum Circumiacientium Delineatio - Antique Map from 1579

Genuine antique
dated:

1601

Description:

One of the earliest maps to show all of the West Indies and the Bahamas, with parts of Florida and Mexico, by Abraham Ortelius, in full original hand colouring.

In this 1601 Latin edition, the isle of Iumeto, northeast of Cuba was renamed Iumero, and the place name Toperito in northwest Mexico was changed to Toperico. 1601L8 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ceteros noui Orbis scriptores.)

From, Ortelius, A. Theatrum orbis terrarum

References:
Van Den Broecke, M. P. R. Ortelius Atlas Maps.1996 Netherlands. 4, 1601L8
Tooley, R. Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers 1979 p.29.
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 57693.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 374.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3419833 (1601 edition)
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: Call Number/Physical Location G1006 .T5 1570b (1570 edition)
Utrecht University: Call number: KAART: *VIII*.A.a.8 Rar Lk (1579 edition)
State Library New South Wales: Call Number: MRB/X912/7D (1579 edition)

Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598)

Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer, map seller and publisher. Ortelius was a leading cartographer who published the first modern atlas in 1570, Theatrum orbis terrarum in which each map was presented on a separate sheet. He initially trained as an engraver in 1547 and as an illuminator of maps. Influenced by Gerard Mercator he published his first map in 1564 and soon after published his famous atlas that changed the way maps were sold and published.

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