America Sive Novus Orbis Respectu Europaeorum Inferior Globi Terrestris Pars. Original Antique Print from 1596. A few small repairs to rear. Beautiful Original antique map of the Americas from Part 6 of De Bry's Grands Voyages and printed in 1596.This large map depicts the Americas and Terra Australis, surrounded by full-length portraits of Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan and Pizarro. The map provides an accurate description of North and South America, which had only been discovered 100 years before this map was produced. The outlines of the continents are primarily derived from Plancius' 1594 map (which was included in Linschoten's Itinerario). The straits of Anian and an open North West Passage are depicted alongside the famed Terra Australis (named Magellanica on this map) which was presumed to exist at this time. The Solomon islands are shown, discovered in 1565 and an accurate depiction of Newfoundland, based on Claesz and Lasso.
For the first time, the map includes information from White and Le Moyne's maps of Virginia and Florida (Parts 1 and 2 of De Bry's Grands Voyages). De Bry's Grands Voyages was a 13 part compendium published from 1590 until the early 1600s. It was the first comprehensive work to describe the discovery Americas and remains a cornerstone of any collection of early Americana. Maps from the series are rare and highly desirable as they are some of the earliest available depictions of the Americas.
A beautiful, rare and highly detailed map of the Americas which would be a highlight of any collection of maps of the Americas or Pacific. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like further information or if you are interested in other plates, works or maps by De Bry. The item "America Sive Novus Orbis Antique map USA Theodore de Bry Original -1596" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps".
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