Relief shown pictorially. German. Titles in Latin and German. Shows Jerusalem during the time of Christ. Includes descriptive text in German. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Anonymous nautical chart in portolan style probably drawn in Genoa. Covers Mediterranean Sea from the Balearic Islands to the Levantine coast; also covers western part of Black Sea. Oldest original cartographic... more
Miniatures of maps of the islands of Phormachi and Agathousa, Samos, and the Fourni, illustrating sections 53-55. Image taken from ff. 148v-149 of Liber insularum archipelagi. Written in Latin.
Miniatures of maps of the islands of Patmos, Dipsa, Crousia, and Icaria and Mandria, illustrating sections 48-52. Image taken from ff. 147v-148 of Liber insularum archipelagi. Written in Latin.
Miniatures of maps, including of Tenedos and Gallipoli, illustrating sections 60 and 61. Image taken from ff. 152v-153 of Liber insularum archipelagi. Written in Latin.
Diagrammatic map of weights and measures in use in 27 Mediterranean and European seaports. Oriented with north to the right. Each port city is represented by a vignette of a prominent local tower and the vignet... more
Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Contains 4 compass roses in a circle centered in Italy to the north of Rome and half of a fifth on the trimmed center lef... more
In 1507, the same year that Martin Waldseemüller issued three works announcing the existence of a new continent which he named America, Johann Ruysch published a totally different world map. This rendition, wh... more
Waldseemüller may have had second thoughts about his 1507 proposal for naming the new continent "America." In 1513, he issued a fourth publication, a new edition of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia. In it he incl... more