Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio.

Title Translation: New Geographical and Hydrographical Map of the Whole Earth by Pieter van den Keere

Barcode: 389

Creator: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664, Keere, Pieter van den, 1571-approximately 1646

Publishing Location: Amsterdam

Region Depicted: World

Date Produced: 1631

Date Published: 1631

Language: Dutch

Historical Context: This map, an example of the formal paneled border, or "carte a figure" format, is copied from the Blaeu map of 1606, considered by many to be one of the highest achievements in the art of mapmaking. It is geographically advanced, incorporating information from the latest discoveries and utilizing a rectangular grid (Mercator projection) for ease of navigation. The seas are embellished with ships and sea battles, sea monsters, and a native canoe; there are several examples of elegant swash lettering. Intricately engraved panels frame the map on all four sides. Across the top, the "seven planets" (actually the five known planets, the sun, and the moon) are represented by mythological gods and goddesses. On the right side are allegorical representations of the seasons, and on the left, personifications of the four elements. Along the bottom are vignettes of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Jodocus Hondius, Jr. had sold copperplates to Blaeu who in 1630 publishes his atlas. Henrik Hondius and Janssonius, in competition with Blaeu ordered engravings of the plates identical to Blaeu's; this map is identical to Blaeu's.

Subjects: World · Polar regions

Map Type: Geographical

Dimensions: 43 X 56 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Verso Dutch text titled "Aerdtrycx." Note: "Amstelodami excudebat Ioannes Ianssonius." From Hondius-Janssonius 1631 Appendixes.

Brief Description: Map of the World featuring decorative borders with illustrations of the seasons and elements personified, representations of planents, and the Seven Wonders of the World. Includes insets of the North and South polar regions.

Physical Description: 1 map: illustrated, hand-applied full color

Insets: Arctic , Antarctica

Theme: Dutch Golden Age (17th-18th Century)

Associated Cartouche: Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Cartouche 1 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Cartouche 2 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Cartouche 3

Associated Map Imagery: Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Planets , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Four Seasons , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. The Four Elements , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Ship 1 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Ship 2 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Canoe , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Naval Battle 1 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Naval Battle 2 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Ship 5 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Ship 4 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Ship 3 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Sea Monster 1 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Sea Monster 2 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Sea Monster 3 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Sea Monster 4 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Sea Monster 5 , Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula a Pet. Kaerio. Sea Monster 6

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/389.0001