Beschryvinghe der eylanden van Cuba, Hispaniola, Iamaica, S. Ioannis ende Margarita


Beschryvinghe der eylanden van Cuba, Hispaniola, Iamaica, S. Ioannis ende Margarita

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Title:
Beschryvinghe der eylanden van Cuba, Hispaniola, Iamaica, S. Ioannis ende Margarita
Description:
In this composite map of five West Indian islands, separate maps of Cuba and Hispaniola are flanked on the left by insets of Jamaica, Puerto Rico (here called the island of St. John), and St. Margaret (north of Puerto Rico), and the port of Havana at the upper right. Like the Ortelius map, these early maps of Cuba and Hispaniola are covered with indigenous Taino place names. In addition to the Spanish name, the native names of Haity and Quisqueia are used for Hispaniola, and Taino place names such as Xaragua and Yaguana are used alongside Spanish names. Eventually, the Taino settlements disappeared and their names were permanently replaced by Spanish and French names. This map is found in the 1630 Dutch edition of the Mercator and Hondius Atlas Minor issued by Jan Jansson. First published in 1607, this small-format atlas was based on Mercator's larger folio atlas, entitled simply "Atlas" originally published in 1595. This was the first time that title was applied to a book of maps.
Creator:
Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594
Name on Item:
G. Mercator.
Date:
1630
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
West Indies--Maps--Early works to 1800
Cuba--Maps--Early works to 1800
Hispaniola--Maps--Early works to 1800
Jamaica--Maps--Early works to 1800
Puerto Rico--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Cuba
Jamaica
Hispaniola (island)Greater Antilles (area)
Puerto Rico (territory)
West Indies
Publisher:
Amsterdam : Jan Jansson
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Appears in Mercator and Hondius' Atlas Minor. Amsterdam. 1630.
Featured in the Faces & Places Exhibit, Kravis Center, Palm Beach, FL, since 2005. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 36 x 49 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
Dutch
Identifier:
05_04_000133
Call #:
G4900 1630 .M4
Barcode:
39999052509690
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