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1550: Die Newwen Inselin

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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1596: Europa: Scandia

Cartography:
Giovanni Antonio Magini

Italian cartographer and astronomer Giovanni Antonio Magini printed this map of Europe in his 1596 update of Ptolemy’s Geographia atlas. Magini based … See more Europa: Scandia

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1804: Louisiana

Cartography:
Samuel Lewis

This 1804 map of western  North America, entitled “Lousisiana,” was published by British cartographer Aaron Arrowsmith in his famous “A … See more Louisiana

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1809: Bahia de Galvez-Towm

Cartography:
Jose de Evia

Spanish naval chart, and the first map devoted specifically to Galveston Bay.  It is based on Jose de Evia’s 1783-86 … See more Bahia de Galvez-Towm