- 1052 November
Part of Map Collection
Shows coast at Culiacán (Mexico), the southern tip of Florida, and the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas).
[Frankfurt] : De Bry, 1594. 1 map ; sheet 33.5 x 44 cm. Often called "The Benzoni map." From part IV of De Bry's Grand Voyages: Americae pars Quarta : Sive, insignis & admiranda historia de reperta primum Occidentali India a Christophoro Columbo. Shows Florida, the Caribbean area, and parts of Central and South America. Parts IV, V, and VI of the Grand Voyages reprint, with illustrations, Girolamo Benzoni's Historia del Mondo Nuovo (Venice, 1565). "The Milanese Benzoni spent 15 years exploring the Caribbean and Central America, and then returned to Europe with a favorable impression of the indigenous peoples but a decidedly negative opinion of the Spanish. Due to its grim, detailed account of the brutal treatment of African slaves and American Indians by the conquestidores, 'the Historia is considered one of the foundation stones of the Black Legend of Spanish cruelty to the Indian.' --First Images of America (I 108). Benzoni's anti-Spanish sentiment did not deter his readers: 'his book, quaintly illustrated with woodcuts, proved deservedly popular. ... it went through many editions, the most celebrated of which formed Parts Four, Five and Six of de Bry's Grands Voyages.' --Penrose, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance p. 199. ... Latin and German editions of Part IV appeared in 1594, based on the translations of the Historia made by Urbain Chauveton (Geneva, 1578)." -- www.martayanlan.com. 1996-916-106
Composite map of four islands of the Greater Antilles: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Jamaica. Also includes a map of Margarita Island.
[Amsterdam : Abraham Ortelius, 1609] 2 maps on 1 sheet ; sheet 44 x 56.5 cm., image 35.5 x 49.5 cm. Cueto 14. Phillips 427, no. 8. Uncolored. Bottom map shows South Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands south to Martinique. Top map shows part of Mexico. From atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. 1996-916-103
Guiljelmus Blaeuw, excudit. Amsterdam : Blaeu, [1630?] 1 map : col. Shows northern half of Guyana, parts of neighboring Venezuela and Suriname, and a few Caribbean islands, including Trinidad and Tobago. Cartouches, compass rose, ships in battle. 1996-916-119
Shows early seventeenth century West Indies and coast of North America.
Amsterdam : Ioannem Ianssonium, [1640-1660] 1 map : hand colored ; sheet 39 x 53 cm. Shows Florida, Caribbean area, and Central America. Cartouche, compass roses, rhumb lines, ships. Paper brown from overexposure to light. Paper loss from iron gall ink. Stains from pressure sensitive tape attached to verso. 1996-916-115
[Amsterdam] : Blaeu, 1660. 1 map : col. ; sheet 42 x 59 cm., image 38 x 49 cm. Hand-colored. Archives' copy dry mounted to 56 x 71 cm. mat board. Shows southeast coast from Virginia to northeast Florida. Pictorial decorations include Native Americans, ships, and compass roses. Cumming map list no. 41, plate 26. 1996-916-160
Map showing all of the world's coast including those of newly discovered countries.
Shows the continent of Africa, its countries, and the borders. A large section of South America is also shown. Includes depictions of cornucopias, an elephant, a crocodile, a lion, and an ostrich under the coat of arms of the Dauphin.