Map of the World

$156.00 USD

Item Code: 15338

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Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of the World from 1507 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 12 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat.

PLEASE NOTE: Frames are not included.

Related subjects: World, Age of Discovery

Map Details

Title: Universalis Cosmographia Secundum Ptholomaei Traditionem et Americi Vespucii Alioruque Lustrationes

(A Drawing of the Whole Earth According to the Tradition of Ptolemy and the Voyages of Amerigo Vespucci and Others)

Year: 1507

Language: Latin

Creator: Martin Waldseemüller (ca. 1470-1518)

Waldseemüller's revolutionary 1507 map of the world contains the first appearance of the name America. The map is a tribute to the Ptolemaic tradition and the explorations of Amerigo Vespucci in 1501-02 down the eastern coast of South America. Waldseemüller places portraits of Ptolemy and Vespucci at the top of the map, adds the name "America" in South America, and writes in the introduction that accompanied the publication of the map: "I do not see why anyone would rightly forbid calling it (after the discoverer Americus...) 'Amerige,' that is, land of Americus, or 'America'."

The largest map of the world printed at the time, its depiction of the new world is notable for many geographical features: even though no European explorer is believed to have known of the existence of the Pacific Ocean, the western coast of South America is drawn with some degree of accuracy, and the Pacific Ocean is represented as a vast body of water separating the new world from Asia. Another mystery is that the peninsula of Florida seems to be represented on the map, even though the official discovery of Florida took place later, in 1513, by Ponce de León.

The original map was printed on 12 separate sheets.

This map is sold as a print set split into 12 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.