Uniuersi orbis seu terreni globi in plano effigies


Uniuersi orbis seu terreni globi in plano effigies

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Title:
Uniuersi orbis seu terreni globi in plano effigies
Title (alt.):
Universi orbis seu terreni globi in plano effigies
Vniversi orbis sev terreni globi in plano effigies
Description:
Created during Shakespeare's lifetime, this map illustrates the late 16th-century concept of the world. Europe and the Mediterranean regions were well understood and confidently mapped, along with Africa and Asia. The Americas are shown with recognizable east coasts, but the west coasts are based on conjecture. The unknown territories in the Americas and stories of the natives played into the fears of people in Europe. Maps of these areas display imaginative "barbarians," "cannibals," and dangerous alien creatures constituting a threat to "civilized" society.
Creator:
Jode, Gerard de, 1509-1591
Name on Item:
Gerardus Iudoes
Date:
1578
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
World maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
World
Publisher:
Antwerp : [s.n.]
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Exhibited in “Journeys of the Imagination,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, April - August 2006.
Extent:
1 map ; 54 x 34 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
05_01_000216
Barcode:
39999052509559
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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