Media Information

Collection name:
JCB Map Collection
Accession Number:
File Name:
Call number:
J590 B915v GVL8.1 / 2-SIZE
Map title:
Place of Publication:
[Frankfurt am Main]
[Matthaeus Becker, Widow and son of Theodor de Bry]
Publication date:
Map size height:
33.7 cm.
Map size width:
44.9 cm. [both pages]
Item description:
fold-out engraved map; following title page
Geographical description:
Map of Guiana from the Lago de Maracaibo to the Amazon River. Cartographic elements include the Orinoco River and its branches, Lake Parime, compass rose, and location of settlements. Also includes a blemmyae, an Amazon woman warrior, and animals such as an armadillo, turtle, lion, stag or deer, pig, and dog.
Source title:
[America. Pt. 8. Latin] Americae pars VIII. Continens primo descriptionem trium itinerum nobilissimi et fortissimi equitis Francisci Draken [etc.] ...
Source place:
[Impressae Francofurti ad Moenum : Per Matthaeum Becker, sumptibus dictorum Theodorici de Bry viduae & filiorum.], Anno M. D. XCIX
Location: following t.p.; Church, E.D. Discovery, 163
Geographic Area:
South America
Historical notes:
Blemmyae (or headless men with faces on their chests) were popularized in medieval times. Raleigh described their appearance in Guiana and they were included in illustrations of indigenous populations. Francisco de Orellana described warrior women or Amazons from his voyage in 1541 and 1542 down the river which would be named after them.This work contains relations of six different voyages: three by Sir Francis Drake, one circumnavigation by Thomas Cavendish (or Candish), and two by Sir Walter Raleigh to Guiana. An account of Drake's first voyage, written by Niño de Sylva, had not previously been published. The account of Drake's second voyage is based upon the account of the circumnavigation by Thomas Cates. Drake's third voyage is derived from his logbook of the expedition against the Spanish in Panama. Cavendish's voyage appears to have been based upon a manuscript account written by Thomas Pretty who accompanied Cavendish. Raleigh's first voyage was published by himself in 1597; the second voyage, attributed to Raleigh, may have actually been made by Laurent Keymis, a companion on Raleigh's voyage of 1595.Theodor de Bry's America. Pt. 8. Latin.
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