Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Map Collection
Accession Number:
C-0002
File Name:
C-0002-000
Call #:
Cabinet A513 /1
Map title:
Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem
Place of Publication:
Nuremberg
Publication date:
[1513?]
Map size height:
44 cm.
Map size width:
58 cm.
Item description:
Woodcut map, colored
Geographical description:
Map of the world showing part of South America, labelled "America," and some Caribbean islands, Hispaniola, and part of Cuba. Cartographic elements include degrees of latitude, rhumb lines, and scale.
Cartobibliographic notes:
Skelton, after a review of the Stevens evidence, concludes that this map, which was printed but never published, was printed at Nuremberg circa 1507, "in a trial version," intended for the Ptolemy Geographia, but not included in it when it was published in 1513.
References:
Stevens, H.N. The first delineation of the New World; Skelton, R.A. Ptolemy's Geographia. For list of articles discussing Stevens' theories and claims, see Wroth, L.C. The early cartography of the Pacific, no. 33, p. 160; cf. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 35
Geographic Area:
World
Historical notes:
Known as the Stevens-Brown map, this map closely resembles the first modern map in the supplement to Ptolemy, Geographia, Strasbourg, 1513, but is printed from a different woodblock and is thought to also be made by Martin Waldseemüller. Skelton, after a review of the Stevens evidence, concludes that this map, which was printed but never published, was printed at Nuremberg circa 1507, "in a trial verson," intended for the Ptolemy Geographia, but not included in it when it was published in 1513.
Normalized date:
1513
LC bibliographic number:
b51930912

Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem