Noua et accurata totius Americae tabula
- Noua et accurata totius Americae tabula
- Title (alt.):
Nova et accurata totius Americae tabula
Nova Amfricae descriptio
Beschryvinge van America
Nouvelle description de Amerique
Published by the noted mid-17th century Dutch cartographer, Frederick de Wit, this remarkably well preserved wall map of the Americas is previously unrecorded. With its large and masterful design, it is beautifully engraved and embellished, highlighted by the best Dutch coloring of the period. Early Dutch wall maps, perhaps the most decorative printed maps ever produced, are relatively uncommon today, primarily because their large size and public display lead to extensive damage and fading. According to the map's title, it presents a "new" and "accurate" geographic image of both Americas. However, its depiction of the North American west coast appears unfamiliar and inaccurate to modern eyes. This portrayal of California as an island was a long-held cartographic myth, based on incomplete and mistaken information that had gained wide acceptance among British and Dutch cartographers since the 1630s.
- Wit, Frederik de.
- Name on Item:
per F. De Wit.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
America--Maps--Early works to 1800
North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
South America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Central America (area)
North America (area)
Relief shown pictorially.
Text in Latin, Dutch and French.
Featured in the Faces & Places Exhibit, Kravis Center, Palm Beach, FL, since 2005. MB (BRL)
- 1 map : col. ; 122 x 153 cm.
Scale not given.
- Call #:
G3290 1660 .W5
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