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Puzzle initial from BL Royal 13 E IX, f. 40

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 13 E IX, f. 40

Puzzle initial 'Q' with lattice-work in-filling and decoration in the form of leaves. Image taken from f. 40 of Historical and geographical works: Des Grantz Geanz (f.3); Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer) (ff... More

Text page from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 48v

Text page from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 48v

Coloured initials. Image taken from f. 48v of Commentary on Phocas's Ars de nomine et verbo; Etymologiae and De nominibus legis et evangelii sive Alegoriae. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 1312, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 1312, f. 2v

Decorated initial 'D'(ivinarum). Image taken from f. 2v of Chronicle with lists of patriarchs, popes, rulers and geographical features, including mountains, rivers, islands and cities. Written in Latin.

Map from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 135v

Map from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 135v

Detail of a circular diagram representing a map of the world (a so-called 'T-O' map). Image taken from f. 135v of Commentary on Phocas's Ars de nomine et verbo; Etymologiae and De nominibus legis et evangelii s... More

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 13 E IX, f. 177

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 13 E IX, f. 177

Puzzle initial 'A' with decoration in the form of leaves. Image taken from f. 177 of Historical and geographical works: Des Grantz Geanz (f.3); Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer) (ff. 40-71v); Chronica maiora ... More

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surrounding text]

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surround...

Illus. in: Etymologiae / Saint Isidorus, Bishop of Seville. G. Zainer, 1472. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 7.

[World map by Ptolemy]

[World map by Ptolemy]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Claudii Ptholemei Alexandrini philosophi Cosmographia. Rome : Arnoldus Buckinck, 10 Oct. (VI Idus Octobris) 1478. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks... More

The world - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

The world - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

The classical Greek and Roman world view is known to us through the writings of Claudius Ptolemy, a 2nd century A.D. astronomer, mathematician, and geographer who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. Although his origin... More

Circular world map

Circular world map

The circular world map that appeared in the 1475 Latin edition of ''Rudimentum Novitorium'' and its subsequent French translations is considered the first printed map of the world. Drawn in the tradition of Med... More

[Page of De mineralibus, with initial O]

[Page of De mineralibus, with initial O]

Page in: De mineralibus / Saint Albertus Magnus. Pavia : C. de Canibus, 1491. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 199.

World Map
Ferdinand Magellan, 1581, 16th century

Ferdinand Magellan, 1581, 16th century

Portrait, bust, facing left. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Portrait de Fernand Magellan, portugais
In hoc opere haec continentur Geographiae Cl. Ptolemaei a plurimis uiris utriusq[ue] linguae doctiss. eme[n]data, & cu[m] archetypo Graeco ab ipsis collata / schemata cu[m] demonstrationibus suis correcta a Marco Beneuentano ...
Small circular world map

Small circular world map

Apian, a noted German mathematician, astronomer and geographer, compiled several geographical publications during the first half of the 16th century. His work displayed various iterations of the American contin... More

Schema huius praemissae divisionis sphaerarum [page 5]
Tabula Asiae
Quam hic vides orbis imagine[m] lector ca[n]dide ea[m] ut posteriore[m] ita & eme[n]datiorem ijs que hactenus circu[m]ferebantur esse America sarmatiaq[ue] ac India testantur .. lemei expectato vale

Quam hic vides orbis imagine[m] lector ca[n]dide ea[m] ut posteriore[m...

The Italian engraver and publisher, Antonio Salamanca, produced this finely engraved world map utilizing the double cordiform projection (heart shaped). Salamanca’s engraving was based on a 1538 map published b... More

Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Sevilla
Vilna Litvaniae
Hispalis (Sevilla)
Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, Herrschafften, fürnẽmsten Stetten, geschichten, gebreüchẽ, handtierungen &c: Item mit hübschen Figuren vñ Landtaflen geziert, vnd werden dariñ contraschtet acht vñ viertzig Stett, bey dreissig auss Teütscher nation nach jrer gelegẽheit, von der Stetten Oberkeiten, sampt jren beschreibungen, dohin verordnet
Karta Rossii Antoniia Vida ok.1537g. s ottiska, gravirovannago F.Gogenbergom v 1570g. Tekst str.4
Cantebrigia, opulentissimi Angli[a]e Regni vrbs celeberrimi nominis, ab Academi[a]e conditore Cantabro, cognominata : a Granta fluuio vicino Cairgrant, saxonib. Grauntecestre, et Grantebrige iam olim nuncupata.
Dordracum vulgo Dortt
Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Formschneider: Stimmer, Tobias

Das heilig Lande mit Ausztheilung der zwoelff Geschlechter

Das heilig Lande mit Ausztheilung der zwoelff Geschlechter

Relief shown pictorially. Title and text in German. Place names in Latin. Appears in Sebastian Munster's Cosmographey. Basel : Sebastian Petri, 1588. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washingt... More

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Verleger: Jobin, Bernhard Stecher: Stimmer, Tobias Stecher: Murer, Christoph Verlagsort: Straßburg

[Gerhard Mercator, half-length portrait, facing left, holding compass and globe, at age 62]

[Gerhard Mercator, half-length portrait, facing left, holding compass ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra. Dvisbvrgi Clivorvm : [1595] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Weste... More

Münster, Sebastian. Engraver Robert Boissard

Münster, Sebastian. Engraver Robert Boissard

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de Stecher: Boissard, Robert Verleger: Boissard, Jean-Jacques Zeichner: Boissard, Jean-Jacques Drucker: Becker, Matthäus (der Ältere) Datierung: 1597 / 1599 Druckort: Frankfurt (Main)

Crispijn van de Passe I - Portret van Ferdinand Magellan

Crispijn van de Passe I - Portret van Ferdinand Magellan

Portret van de Portugese ontdekkingsreiziger Ferdinand Magellan, eronder zijn devies in het Latijn. In het randschrift van de omlijsting de naam en functie van de geportretteerde in het Latijn. In de hoeken glo... More

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Stecher: Hondius, Hendrik (1) Datierung: 1599 / 1604 Verlagsort: Arnheim

Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Stecher: Haid, Johann Jakob

Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
[Dutch soldiers battling natives at Strait of Magellan. Chile. ca. 1600]

[Dutch soldiers battling natives at Strait of Magellan. Chile. ca. 160...

Illus. in: Theodore De Bry, America, Pt. 9, Frankfurt, 1601, plate VII. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Water; Publ. Ind.; Warfare, Naval; Port. Hist.; Neth. ... More

Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theater of the worlde ... [Title page]
Poictov., Abraham Ortelius
America., Abraham Ortelius
Hispania., Abraham Ortelius
Britannia., Abraham Ortelius
Hibernia., Abraham Ortelius
Guasconiæ descriptio.
Valentiæ Regnum.
Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theater of the worlde ... [Title page verso]
Scotia., Abraham Ortelius
Anglia., Abraham Ortelius
Portugallia., Abraham Ortelius
Gades., Abraham Ortelius
Pieter Serwouters - Gezicht op de stad Bantam

Pieter Serwouters - Gezicht op de stad Bantam

Op de voorgrond begroeten twee Europeanen een groepje oosterlingen, dat zit te rusten op een landtong. Daarachter de zee met de Nederlandse vloot. Op de achtergrond de stad Bantam. In de wolken een allegorische... More

Geographica restituta per globi trientes

Geographica restituta per globi trientes

Displaying the known world of the early 17th century as a triptych, with the map divided into three segments or gores, was very uncommon during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. However, such a format was co... More

[Map of Straits of Magellan, showing Patagonian Indians greeting Dutchmen; penguin]
Map of the Strait of Magellan

Map of the Strait of Magellan

Illus. in: Nodal. Relacion del viaj́e qve por orden de Sv Mag.d y acverdo del Real consejo de Indias (Madrid, 1621). Reference copy may be in SSF - MAPS. This record contains unverified, old data from caption c... More

Haklvytvs posthumus, or, Pvrchas his Pilgrimes : contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells /
Haklvytvs posthumus, or, Pvrchas his Pilgrimes : contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells /
Haklvytvs posthumus, or, Pvrchas his Pilgrimes : contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells /
Haklvytvs posthumus, or, Pvrchas his Pilgrimes : contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells /
Haklvytvs posthumus, or, Pvrchas his Pilgrimes : contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells /
Haklvytvs posthumus, or, Pvrchas his Pilgrimes : contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells /
Haklvytvs posthumus, or, Pvrchas his Pilgrimes : contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells /
[Title page illus. with ship VICTORIA and bust portraits of circumnavigators Ferdinand Magellan, Francis Drake, Olivier van Noort, and Sebastiano de Cano. 1626]
Nova totivs terrarvm orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabvla

Nova totivs terrarvm orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabvla

Ornately decorated and beautifully colored, this world map epitomizes the baroque style favored during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. The map was prepared in 1630 by Henricus Hondius, who had joined in pa... More

Noua totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

Noua totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

First published in 1606, Blaeu's world map is one of the foremost examples of ornamentation and decoration during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. This map had a long life, and was reissued numerous times, ... More

[Map of Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida].

[Map of Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Flo...

Shows coastal features, Native American nations and settlements, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other Dutch maps in Henry Harr... More

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the Hudson River from Manhattan Island to Albany, natural features, and other geographical entities in the region. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attribut... More

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the region of the Delaware Bay and river, natural features, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons... More

Jean Boisseau - America noviter delineata / Historic map, Library of Congress

Jean Boisseau - America noviter delineata / Historic map, Library of C...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes insets of north and south polar regions. Acquisitions control no. 3-85

Noua totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

Noua totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

Ornately decorated and beautifully colored, this world map epitomizes the baroque style favored during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. The map was prepared in 1630 by Henricus Hondius, who had joined in pa... More

Vniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde /

Vniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde /

Relief shown pictorially. Probably the second state of the map. Differs from the first state in the reworking of Tierra del Fuego to include the Straits of Magellan. Presents Staten Island, west of Tierra del F... More

Novvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre

Novvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre

Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. According to Shirley, the map is based on one by Visscher, rather than Blaeu. Illustrations of costumes: Francois --... More

Münster, Sebastian. Engraver Robert Boissard

Münster, Sebastian. Engraver Robert Boissard

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de Stecher: Boissard, Robert Herausgeber: Boissard, Jean-Jacques Druckort: Frankfurt (Main)

Portret van Thales van Milete

Portret van Thales van Milete

Portret van de ontdekkingsreiziger Ferdinand Magellan, in dit album gebruikt als afbeelding van Thales van Milete, een van de zeven wijzen van Griekenland. De begeleidende tekst begint met een kleine gedecoreer... More

La Floride / Historic map, Library of Congress

La Floride / Historic map, Library of Congress

Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coastline from Secotan in Virginia to Planuco in Mexico; the interior is shown to 40 degrees of latitude north and includes lakes and rivers in the region. Prime meridian: [F... More

Terra sancta sive promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in lucem edita per Nicolaum Visscher

Terra sancta sive promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in...

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Nicolaes Visscher's Atlas contractus orbis terrarum. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Includes inset showing the twelve... More

Abraham van den Broeck - Korte beschryvinge van de landschappen des werelts enz.

Abraham van den Broeck - Korte beschryvinge van de landschappen des we...

Scales vary. Title from leather label on cover. Label has monogram E. B. de V., surmounted by a crown. Maps, not dated, intended to be bound in a Bible, but assembled in a modern half Morocco binding. The maps... More

Vrouwelijke personificatie van Geografie op triomfwagen en werelddelen Amerika, Afrika, Azië en Europa
Vrouwelijke personificatie van Geografie op triomfwagen en werelddelen Amerika, Afrika, Azië en Europa

Vrouwelijke personificatie van Geografie op triomfwagen en werelddelen...

Female personification of Geography on triumphal car and continents America, Africa, Asia and Europe

Mappa fluxus et refluxus rationes in isthmo Americano, in Freto Magellanico, cæterisque Americæ litoribus exhibens

Mappa fluxus et refluxus rationes in isthmo Americano, in Freto Magell...

Regions and Seasons: Mariners have charted the oceans since the late 13th century. However, the 1670 map here is not a general sea chart, but is one of the first thematic maps produced. Thematic maps illustrate... More

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