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Uniuersi orbis seu terreni globi in plano effigies

Author: Jode, Gerard de
Date: 1578
Location: World

Dimensions: 34.0 x 54.0 cm.
Scale: Scale not given
Call Number: MAPPING BOSTON COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.

Created during Shakespeare’s lifetime, this map illustrates the late 16th-century concept of the world. Europe and the Mediterranean regions were well understood and confidently mapped, along with Africa and Asia. The Americas are shown with recognizable east coasts, but the west coasts are based on conjecture. The unknown territories in the Americas and stories of the natives played into the fears of people in Europe. Maps of these areas display imaginative “barbarians,” “cannibals,” and dangerous alien creatures constituting a threat to “civilized” society.

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