Tierra nueua


Tierra nueua

Item Information

Title:
Tierra nueua
Title (alt.):
Tierra nveva
Tierra nueva
Description:
Ruscelli's map of northeastern North America appeared in his 1561 edition of Claudius Ptolemy's "Geographia". The map was based on a smaller 1548 map by Giacomo Gastaldi, who took much of his information from the explorer Giovanni di Verrazano. Gastaldi's map is recognized as the first regional map of the northeast coast. Although difficult to reconcile with modern geography, note the place name 'Angoulesme,' which was Verrazano's name for New York Harbor and 'Nurumberg' (Norumbega), the name for present day New England. The fictitious inland waterway, which assumed that the Hudson and St. Lawrence were connected upriver, was adapted from a 1556 map of New England and New France by Giovanni Battista Ramusio.
Creator:
Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565
Contributor:
Gastaldi, Giacomo, ca. 1500-ca. 1565
Contributor:
Sanuto, Giulio, 1540-1580
Contributor:
Sanuto, Livio, 1520-1576
Name on Item:
G. Ruscelli
Date:
[1561]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
North America (area)
Publisher:
Venice : Valgrisi?
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Attributed to Giacomo Gastaldi, with engraving by Giulio and Livio Sanuto--Burden.
First state, based on plate mark that runs off top of page--Burden.
Appears in Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino. 1561.
Text on verso.
On verso: XXXII Ii.
Extent:
1 map ; 23 x 31 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:21,000,000]
Language:
Italian
Identifier:
05_04_000049
Barcode:
39999052507496
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