Map of the Western Hemisphere

$102.00 USD

Item Code: 15197

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Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of the Western Hemisphere from 1562 printed on acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper with a matte finish and archival pigment inks.

This map is sold as a print set split into 6 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat.

PLEASE NOTE: Frames are not included.

Map Details

Title: Americae sive Qvartae Orbis Partis Nova et Exactissima Descriptio

(New and Exact Map of America, or Quarter of the World)

Year: 1562

Language: Latin

Creator: Diego Gutiérrez (fl. 1554-1594)

Gutiérrez's map is the largest of the western hemisphere printed in the 16th century. As an employee of the Spanish Casa de Contración (Board of Trade), Gutiérrez most likely made use of the latest geographic data sent back to Spain by the numerous Spanish naval pilots exploring the western hemisphere. Spain's claims to the territory are made clear by the two coats of arms in the cartouche in the upper left corner, representing King Phillip II and his half sister Princess Margarite, as well as the depiction of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Charles I of Spain) speeding across the Atlantic in a sea chariot. The map is notable for the high level of geographic detail (including an understanding of the greater Amazon River basin, and the first use of the name California on a map), as well as the many mythical representations, such as cannibals in Brazil, giants in Patagonia, and numerous mermaids and other sea creatures.

This map is sold as a print set split into 6 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat.

PLEASE NOTE: Frames are not included.

About Sizes & Borders

PRINT SIZES

This print set is offered in a range of sizes matching modern standard size frames. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat. The most common standard size frames are 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20". These sizes are widely available in any store that sells frames. Less common standard sizes are 8"x8", 8"x12", 9"x12", 10"x15", 12"x12", 12"x16", 12"x18", and 16"x16". These sizes are available in most well-stocked stores that sell frames. All of these sizes are also available from numerous online frame vendors.

BORDERS

For our print sets we do not add any blank borders to the prints. For each size this map is offered in, the size listed will be the exact size of the printed area as well as the exact size of the paper. For example, a size of 11"x14" means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will also be 11"x14". Print sets are designed to be placed in frames of the same size without a mat.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

We love to customize! In most cases we can make this map available in sizes different than those listed above or with different borders. Please contact us before you place your order to see if the customization you have in mind is possible. Please also note that we generally do not accept returns for products with customizations. See our returns policy for more information.