Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula
- Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula
- Title (alt.):
Nieuwe werelt kaert uÿt gegeven
Regions and Seasons: Allegorical figures of the seasons – both male and female – along with their characteristic symbols, are placed in the lower center of this double-hemisphere world map. Spring with her flowers sits near Summer with the Horn of Plenty, while “Old Man” Winter kneels to the right. Dionysus, the Greek god of fruitfulness and wine is also present as an ode to an abundant harvest, while four wind heads blow on the earth from their designated part of the sky. This map combines contemporary geography with mythological figures from the past, creating a decorative blend of old and new.
- Goos, Pieter, ca. 1616-1675
- Name on Item:
auctore Petro Goos = Nieuwe werelt kaert uÿt gegeven / tot Amsterdam bÿ Pieter Goos.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
World maps--Early works to 1800
By Pieter Goos
Exhibited: "Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017.
Double hemispherical map of the world.
Appears in the author's De zee-atlas ofte water-wereld. t'Amsteldam: By Pieter Goos, 1672. Plate .
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Atlas scanned by Internet Archive http://archive.org/details/dezeeatlasoftewa00goos
- 1 map : hand col. ; 2 hemispheres each 26 cm in diam., on sheet 52 x 60 cm.
Scale not given.
- Call #:
G1059 .G66 1672
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