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1525: Terra Nova

Cartography:
Martin Waldseemuller

As far as Christopher Columbus was concerned, during his four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, he never discovered New World, … See more Terra Nova

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1548: Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova

Cartography:
Giacomo Gastaldi

Nueva Hispania – New Spain – was the first viceroyalty created to govern the Spanish-claimed territories in North America. Covering … See more Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova

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1550: Die Newwen Inselin

Cartography:
Sebastian Munster

Printed from a woodcut, this map is the oldest one in the collection to show America surrounded by water on … See more Die Newwen Inselin

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1561: Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova

Cartography:
Giralomo Ruscelli
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1597: Hispanio Nova

Cartography:
Cornelis Wytfliet

From the first Atlas of the New World.

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1601: Descripcion de las Yndias del Norte

Cartography:
Antonio de Herrera
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1630: Americae Sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis

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1641: America Noviter Delimeta

Cartography:
Jan Jansson

From their “Novi Atlantis” atlas, this map shows both polar regions, with sailing ships and sea monsters. Similar to Martin … See more America Noviter Delimeta

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1688: America Settentrionale

Cartography:
Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

This was one of the most influential maps of North America published in the late 17th Century. Coronelli was a … See more America Settentrionale