World Antique Map Print (1531)


Product Code: 15278

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of the world from 1531 by Oronce Fine.

  • Medium: Art print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Ink: Archival pigment ink
  • Size: 10x15 or 12x18 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)

About This Map

A map of the world by French mathematician Oronce Fine using a double cordiform (heart-shaped) projection, showing the northern hemisphere on the left side and the southern hemisphere on the right. The map clearly shows the early belief that the lands discovered in the new world were part of Asia, as North, Central, and South America are shown as extensions of the eastern edge of Asia. The Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies are clearly shown, and the peninsula of Florida is named. This map was frequently copied by other mapmakers, including Gerard Mercator.

Title: Nova, et Integra Universi Orbis Descriptio (New and Complete Description of the World)
Author: Oronce Fine (1494-1555)
Year: 1531
Language: Latin

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