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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: America sive novus orbis respectu Europaeorum inferior globi terrestris pars 1596.
Published: Frankfurt, 1596

Size: 13.0 x 15.7 inches.
33.0 x 39.8 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  Cropped lower margin, now carefully extended and missing area re-drawn. Paper slightly age-toned. A good and dark impression.
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An especially rare and beautiful hemisphere map of the Americas, with exquisite calligraphy and superb portraits of Columbus, Magellan, Vespucci and Pizarro adorning the corners amidst nautical scenes. Based on Plancius' 18 sheet planisphere of 1592, especially along the Northwest coast. South America has an unusual pointed tip, entirely different from Ortelius, Mercator, or de Jode.
Newfoundland is depicted as a single island based on the information of Cornelis Claesz and Lasso.
Most significantly, this is the first Western Hemisphere map to incorporate the White - le Moyne cartography in Virginia.
The map appeared in Part VI of the Grand Voyages, which is the last part actually issued by de Bry (Parts VII to XII appeared only after his death). De Bry's map achieved a cartographic success that eluded de Jode, Wytfliet and others who tried to incorporate the new knowledge gained from the maps of White for Virginia and Le Moyne for Florida and who included between the areas covered by those maps the conception of the east coast from earlier Spanish maps (e.g. Diego Gutierrez).
This implied that parts of the coast were incorporated twice (once crudely) and had the double effect of placing White's Virginia above the Spanish version of Cape Cod and of forcing an enormous eastern extension of North America.

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Reference: Burden, America 91..

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