World map


World map

Item Information

Title:
World map
Description:
As the first map printed in two colors, this is a monument to map printing. The place names in capital letters were printed in red ink by means of type set into the woodblocks. The decorative windheads, zodiacal signs, and the distinctive cordiform (or heart-shaped) projection, all contribute to the striking nature of this map. Geographically, Sylvanus included the New World discoveries of the previous two decades, showing Cuba, Hispaniola, and northern South America. However, he labeled the latter “Terra Sanctae Crucis,” rather than “America”, a name that was just beginning to be used by other European cartographers.
Creator:
Silvani, Bernardo
Date:
[1511]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
World maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
World
Publisher:
Venice : J. Pentius de Leucho
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Appears in Ptolemy's Geographia, edited by Bernard Sylvanus. Venetiis : Per Iacobum Pentium de Leucho, anno Domini 1511.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 44 x 58 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_001143
Barcode:
39999052508643
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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