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Introduction
Marvellous counties and lands
Who Discovered Florida?
Historical Data Concerning Florida
The Gulf Stream
America
Collecting Old Maps
Map Printing Methods
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Exhibition Checklist

Maps 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
15 | 16 | 16.5 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 19.5 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25
26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36
37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46

Arrangement is chronological by the earliest date. When identified, the following elements are given: original date, reprint date, format, language(s), responsibility (including corporate or personal name), title, full statement of responsibility, edition, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, collation description, illustration statement, size (height x width x depth), ownership or source of loan and notes.

#1

1492 German Map1482 (1989) [Map (facsimile) : German]
Schnitzer, Johann
Hol, Lienhart

Die Weltkarte des Ptolemäus / Holzschnitt von Johannes Schnitzer; gedruckt von Lienhart Holle. - Stuttgart: Schuler-Verlag, 1989. - colored map; 51 x 69.5 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: "Bestell-Nummer 443. - "Holzschnitt von Johannes Schnitzer aus Armsheim. - Gedruckt von Lienhart Holle in Ulm 1482."]

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#2

1500 (1959) [Map (facsimile): Portuguese : English]
La Cosa, Juan de, fl. 1500

The oldest map of the New World / [Juan de la Cosa, fl. 1500] - New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1959, 1500] - col. map; 47 x 60 cm. (framed, 62 x 71.5 x 2.5 cm.) - Private collection.

[Notes: Pictorial map with historical notes. - Painted by Juan de la Cosa. - "Reproduced by American Heritage, the Magazine of History, from Jomard's "Les Monuments de la Geographie," Paris, 1862, pl. 16, nos. 1-2; courtesy the Map Division, The New York Public Library. Lithographed in Holland."]

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#3

1502 French Map1502 [Map (facsimile) : French]
Cantino, Alberto, fl. 1502

Fragment du planisphére envoyé de Lisbonne à Hercule d'Este duc de Ferrare avant le 19 novembre 1502 / par Alberto Cantino de la grandeur de l'original (Biblioteca Estense à Modène) . . . Paris: Ernest Leroux éditeur, 1883, 1502. - colored map ; 22.5 x 48 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: Shows Atlantic Ocean between western Europe, western Africa, West Indies, and eastern Brazil]

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#4

1507 Latin Map1507 (No reprint date) [Map (facsimile) : Latin]
Waldseemüller, Martin, 1470-1521?

Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomae traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorv. que lustrationes / [Martin Waldseemüller] - [S.l.: s.n.1507] - map; 67 x 125 cm.

[Notes: Relief shown pictorially. - Reproduction of first map containing the word "America," year 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller. - Waldseemüller's world map 1507. - "This was the first map to use the term "America" as a name for the Western Hemisphere. Waldseemüller, a German mapmaker, thought that Amerigo Vespucci was the first person to describe the Western Hemisphere as a new continent, so he named it after him. Also shown on this map and the smaller inset at the top is Florida. Note that this map predates Ponce de Leon's so-called discovery of Florida by six years. The cordiform ("heart shaped") projection was one popularized by Ptolmy that gives a good representation of the globe on a flat surface. The similar modern "Amadillo projection" (called so because of its resemblance to the animal) is in use today." - Prepared by Joseph H. Fitzgerald]

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#5

1515 Latin Mapca. 1515 (1991) [Map (facsimile) : Latin]
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
Kretschmer, Konrad, b. 1864

Institut für Iberoamerika-Kunde
Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin
Globus-Karte des Leonardo da Vinci (um 1515). map; 20.5 in diam. - Private collection.

[Notes: In: Die historischen karten zur Entdeckung Amerikas: Atlas nach Konrad Kretschmer = Historical maps of the discovery of America . . . / herausgegeben vom Institut für Iberoamerika-Kunde, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin; [Gesamt-Red. Oswald Dreyer-Eimbcke]. - Frankfurt am Main: Umschau, 1991. - 1 atlas (118 p., [40] leaves of plates : ill., col. maps; 51 cm, in slipcase 52 x 37 cm. - Text and added title page in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. - Rev. reprint of the 1892 original . . . -- Published to commemorate the quincentennial of the discovery of America. - Includes bibliographical references.]

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#6

1519 Spanish Mapca. 1519 (1991) [Map (facsimile) : Spanish]
Kretschmer, Konrad, b. 1864

Institut für Iberoamerika-Kunde
Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin
Karte des Mexikanischen Golfes (nach Pineda?). map; 18 x 21 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: In: Die historischen karten zur Entdeckung Amerikas: Atlas nach Konrad Kretschmer = Historical maps of the discovery of America . . . / herausgegeben vom Institut für Iberoamerika-Kunde, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin; [Gesamt-Red. Oswald Dreyer-Eimbcke]. - Frankfurt am Main: Umschau, 1991. - 1 atlas (118 p., [40] leaves of plates : ill., col. maps; 51 cm, in slipcase 52 x 37 cm. - Text and added title page in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. - Rev. reprint of the 1892 original . . . -- Published to commemorate the quincentennial of the discovery of America. - Includes bibliographical references.]

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#7

1520 Portuguese Mapca. 1520 (1991) [Map (facsimile) : Portuguese]
Kretschmer, Konrad, b. 1864

Institut für Iberoamerika-Kunde
Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin
[Portuguese chart, c. 1520] - map; 27 x 31.5 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: In: Die historischen karten zur Entdeckung Amerikas: Atlas nach Konrad Kretschmer = Historical maps of the discovery of America . . . / herausgegeben vom Institut für Iberoamerika-Kunde, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin; [Gesamt-Red. Oswald Dreyer-Eimbcke]. - Frankfurt am Main: Umschau, 1991. - 1 atlas (118 p., [40] leaves of plates : ill., col. maps; 51 cm, in slipcase 52 x 37 cm. - Text and added title page in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. - Rev. reprint of the 1892 original . . . -- Published to commemorate the quincentennial of the discovery of America. - Includes bibliographical references.]

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#8

1545 (No reprint date) [Map (facsimile) : Latin]
Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552

Novae insulae XXVI nova tabula / Sebastian Münster. - [S.l. : s.n., n.d.] - colored map; 30 x 38 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: "Novae insulae XXVI nova tabula, Sebastian Münster, Basel, 1545, hand-colored woodcut. Original map 25.5 cm x 34 cm." - "One of the most striking geographical features of Münster's map is the large bay separating Spanish "Terra Florida" from New France ("Francisca"). This fictitious body of water, called the Sea of Verrazzano, took its name from the Italian explorer who sighted it in 1524. While coasting off the Outer Backs of North Caroline, Giovanni da Verrazzano glimpsed Pamlico Sound which he mistakenly believed to be the Pacific Ocean. A false sea dividing North America began to appear on manuscript maps by Verrazzano and others before Münster popularized it on this printed map." - Accompanying broadside]

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#9

ca. 1577 [Map : German, Latin]
Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552

Das erst General-inhaltend die beschzeibung und den Circfel des gantzen Erdtrichs und . . . = (Typus Orbis Universalis) / [Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552] - [S.l.: s.n., 1577?] - map; 28 x 38.5 cm. (framed, 46 x 56 x 2.5 cm.) - Private collection.

[Notes: This is one of the "modern" maps done by Münster. The southern (austral) continent is conspicuous by its absence. All of North America is called "Terra Florida."]

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#10

1579 [Map : Latin]
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Chaves, Geronimo, 1523-1574
Hurtado de Mendoza, Diego, 1503-1575

La Florida / Auctore Hieron. Chiaues; Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus / Didáco Mendezio auctore; Gvastecan Reg. - Antverpiae; 1579. - 3 maps on 1 sheet (15 x 22 cm.; 22.5 x 33.5 cm.; 17.5 x 22 cm.): hand-colored; 33.5 x 45 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. - Relief shown pictorially. - In lower left corner of plate is date 1574. - Probably p. 386 from Ortelius' Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, Antverpiæ, 1579. - Titles enclosed in decorative cartouches]

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#11

1591 Latin Map1591 [Map : Latin]
Bry, Theodore de, 1528-1598
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, d. 1588

Floridae americae provinciae; recens & exactissima descriptio / auctore: Iacobo le Moyne cuicognomen de Morgues . . . -- [Francoforti ad Moenvm : Ioanus Wecheli, 1591] - map : 37 x 45 cm. - Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

[Notes: . . . published by Theodore de Bry in 1591 from a map drawn in 1564 by Jacques le Moyne. - Shows Florida, Cuba, and Bahamas. - Includes coat of arms. - "Jacques Le Moyne's map of Florida records René de Laudonnière's ill-fated effort of French Huguenots to establish a short-lived settlement on the St. Johns River (River May) in 1564. Le Moyne was an accomplished artist who had accompanied the French Protestants to Florida, making many drawings of natives and a map of the region. Although prepared shortly after Le Moyne's return to London, the drawings and map were not published until twenty-seven years later when they appeared in Theodore De Bry's Grand Voyages. The noted engraver had purchased the manuscripts from Le Moyne's widow. Le Moyne's map provides the best depiction for its time of the coastal region along the St. Johns River, the only region of Florida that he apparently explored. At the top of the map, Le Moyne included one of the earliest references to the Appalachian mountains (Montes Apalatci), named for a Florida Indian tribe first mentioned in Cabeza de Vaca's narrative of the Pánfilo de Narváez expedition to Florida in 1528. Several legendary interior lakes are tentatively sketched for the first time, two of which probably represent Lake George (Lacus squae dulcis - fresh water lake) and Lake Okeechobee (Lacus Insula Sarrope). The waterfall near "Montes Apalatci" may have been derived from Indian legends relating to Niagara Falls.While Le Moyne's map served as a foundation map for the next 50 years, its only remaining legacy is the costal name Port Royal (Portus Regalis), South Carolina." - William P. Cumming and Louis De Vorsey, Jr., The Southeast in Early Maps (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998), 2, 5-6, 126-127. Prepared by Ralph E. Ehrenberg.]

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#12

1597 Latin Map1597 [Map : Latin]
Wytfliet, Corneille

Florida et Apalche / [Corneille Wytfliet] - [S.l. : s.n., 1597] - map; 23 x 29 cm. on sheet 31 x 37 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: Relief shown pictorially. Shows southeast U.S.]

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#13

ca. 1602 [Map : Latin]
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Llwyd, Humphrey, 1527-1568

Cvliacanae, Americae regionis, descriptio. Hispaniolae, Cvbae, aliarvmqve insvlarvm circvmiacientivm, delineatio. - [Spain?; s.n., 1602?] - 2 hand-colored maps on 1 sheet; 20 x 49 cm. and 22 x 49 cm. on sheet 39 x 51.5 cm. - Private collection.

[Notes: on right verso with paragraphs entitled: "Cvliacana Provincia; and Cvba y Española, p. 7 - Plate no. 8?, from Ortelius' Theatrvm orbis terrarvm, originally issued by Antverpiae apud Christophorum Plantinum in 1579.]

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#14

1631 Dutch Mapca. 1631 [Map : Dutch]
Vinckeboons, Joan

De Eylanden en Vastelanden van Westindien / [drawn by Joan Vingboons. - [S.l. : s.n., ca. 1631] - map; 51 x 73 cm. - Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

[Notes: "Although the Dutch never settled in Florida, the Dutch West India Company, established in 1621, confronted Spanish hegemony in the New World with trading posts and agricultural colonies extending from Hudson Bay to the Netherlands Antilles and Brazil. Joan Vingboons, a copyist for the West and East India Companies in Amsterdam, drew the two manuscript sea charts on display. They are typical of the genre, whose appearance had changed little since their development in Europe in the thirteenth century. Each chart is covered with a network of wind roses or compass stars, each with thirty-two radiating rhumb (compass) lines, which allowed a navigator "to prick off" his bearings and courses with a pair of compass dividers and a ruler. The charts also include latitude scales along both borders, a major innovation in chart construction that was introduced following the first voyages to the New World. Scales are given for Dutch, Spanish, and English distances, reflecting the differences in the length of a league among the three maritime powers of the period. The distinguishing feature of the chart of the West Indies is the gulf-like indentation of the East Coast of Florida north of Cape Canaveral, a characteristic of Dutch and French maps from the 1620s to end of the seventeenth century. Other coastal place names still current include Tampa Bay (B. Tanpa, the original spelling), Cape Florida and Key Biscayne (Caio Biscainhos). The island of Key Biscayne is shown more clearly on the chart of the Bahamas." - Derek Howse and Michael Sanderson, The Sea Chart (New York, 1973), 10; Helen M. Wallis and Arthur H. Robinson (ed.), Cartographica