West Indies-Spanish Main
Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: West Indies-Spanish Main
Publishing Location: Seville
Date Produced: 1511
Date Published: 1511
Historical Context: This is the first printed map to show the actual geographical outline of the Caribbean, as Columbus mapped it in 1492-1503. It appeared in 1511, in a work which suggested that Columbus had in fact reached a "New World" rather than "the Indies."
Map Type: Geographical
Dimensions: 20 X 30 cm.
Printing Process: Relief
Material Type: Paper
Notes: Verso text in Latin. From Legatio Babilonica Occeanea decas (Seville, 1511). Title supplied by cataloger
Brief Description: Map of the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, including the east coast of Mexico
Physical Description: 1 map: uncolored, no margins
Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/244.0001