Oceani occidentalis seu terrae tabula, 1541
Scope and Contents
"Thirty years after Martin Waldseemüller printed one of the first maps of the Americas, Lorenz Fries published an updated European perspective on the New World. “Terra Incognita” on Waldseemüller’s map has become “Terra Nova” on Fries’s. The Castilian flag marks Spanish territorial claims in the Caribbean, while the continent’s indigenous people are caricatured as primitive, reflecting common European misperceptions of native cultures." -- Mapping the “New World”: Highlights from the Paul Schott Stevens Collection
- Fries, Lorenz, approximately 1490-1531 (Creator, Person)
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1 Sheets : 1 map ; hand colored ; 38 x 29 cm, on sheet 54 x 38 cm
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Scale not determined. Relief shown pictorially. Includes tropic of cancer, equator, and tropic of capricorn lines. Includes illustrations.
Strasbourg : Lorenz Fries, 1541