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Title: Tierra Nueva
Date Created: 1561
Name: Ruscelli, Girolamo (1504-1566)
Cartographer
Abstract: Rectangular black and white engraved map on paper; framed under glass. Map depicts eastern part of Canada including Cape Breton and Newfoundland. Shape rectangular Additional associations Frame HF.94.84.1 A. The map shows the eastern coast of North America from Florida and Bermuda in the south to Labrador in the north. It includes the Atlantic Ocean from the coast of North America to the Azores. The map shows rivers. An inland mountain range is depicted pictorially.
Identifier: HF.94.84.1
Physical Description
  • 1 map: 26.4 x 19.4 cm.
  • Paper map, framed under glass. Wood cut engraving.
  • [written on the back of the item:] This is the second issue of the first separate map of the Northeast of North America. The area as far North as Newfoundland is shown and the latter is crudely presented. Ruscelli drew mainly on the findings of Verrazzano and de Maggiolo. Later editions of this famous map embellish the Oceano Occidentale with an engraving of a sailing ship.
  • There is either transfer of ink from another item or show through from ink on the back. This is most noticeable in the upper left part of the map. Condition [as stated on the back of the item]: Minor staining on right. Overall good condition.
  • The map shows the eastern coast of North America from Florida and Bermuda in the south to Labrador in the north. It includes the Atlantic Ocean from the coast of North America to the Azores. The map shows rivers. An inland mountain range is depicted pictorially.
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
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Physical Location: Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation