Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae & Reg: Amazonum; Secundum relationes de Herrera, de Laet, & PP. de Acuña & M. Rodriguetz. Aliorumas observations recentiores de Signata & e dita per Guiliem de l'Isle, Geogr: Rey: Parisiensem. nunc recusa Per Homañianos Heredes
|Title||Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae & Reg: Amazonum; Secundum relationes de Herrera, de Laet, & PP. de Acuña & M. Rodriguetz. Aliorumas observations recentiores de Signata & e dita per Guiliem de l'Isle, Geogr: Rey: Parisiensem. nunc recusa Per Homañianos Heredes |
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|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1725? |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Nuremberg. |
|Original Source||"Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis." Homann, Johan Baptist. Nuremberg: Homann Erben, c.a. 1745. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche in upper right corner:
"Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae & Reg: Amazonum; Secundum relationes de Herrera, de Laet, & PP. de Acuña & M. Rodriguetz. Aliorumas observations recentiores de Signata & e dita per Guiliem de l'Isle, Geogr: Rey: Parisiensem. nunc recusa Per Homañianos Heredes."
Printed within "Terra Amazonum":
"El Guyari, dictus Lusitanis Madera sel du Bois, for matur Quoty insignoribus flusuys qua aliquot ab ostys leucas Gatticas junguntur. Per nunc fluviam Topinambes devenerunt in fl. Amazonum et ad ostia ip sius."
Printed within "Terra Amazonum" at 15 degrees north latitude:
"Indis hic fluvius, cujus origins in finiby Peruensiby sunt, appellatur Parana Muri h.e. parvus fluvius, quamvis valde amply sit sed fit discernendi gratia fluvium Amazonum, quem vocant Parana guzu i.e. fluvium magnum."
Printed within "Terra Amazonum at 13 degrees north latitude:
"Habitationes gentis Xarayes qui auro et argents abundare perhibentur."
Shows northern half of South America, divided into 4 major regions: "Terra Firma, " "Regnum Peru, " "Terra Amazonum" and "Brasilia ante dicta Terra de Santa Croce." The map is most highly detailed in the Regnum Peru area and along the coastlines. Contains short notes on geography and place names throughout. The Amazon River is depicted as is Lake Titicaca. Figures in Grecian or Roman dress with shields and spears, a bowl of gold coins and a sun surround the title cartouche.
Scale: c.a. 1:9, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726) was a cartographer and the Premier Geographer to the King in France beginning in 1718. His family played a significant part in the world of French cartography in the eighteenth century. At age 9, he drew his first map and at age 27 he became a member of the Académie Royale des Sciences. He studied under Jacques Cassini, acquiring knowledge in both mathematics and astronomy. Due to his academic background and his "critical approach to the maps of his predecessors" he became known as the first "scientific cartographer" (Moreland and Bannister, 132). Among his works are "Globe, map of the world and the four continents" (1700), "Atlas de Géographie" (1700-12), "Mississippi" (1701), "Carte du Mexique et de la Floride…" (c.a. 1703), "Carte de la Louisiane et du Mississippi" (1718) and posthumously, "Atlas Noveau" (1730 and later). Following his death, his widow took up the business with a partner, Philippe Buache (Tooley 395; Moreland and Bannister, 131-2).|
The Homann Heirs (Homann Erben) was a publishing firm founded in 1702 in Nuremburg by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724). After his death, his son, Johann Christoph, took over the business and continued to run the publishing house. Following J. C.'s death, his heirs continued to run the publishing house as Homann Heirs, which lasted for nearly a century after its founding. Later works from the Homann Heirs include Grosser Atlas (1731, 1737), Kleiner Atlas, Poppelmayer's Star Atlas (1742), Geographia Maior (1759) and Atlas Hommanianus (1762). (Tooley, 308).
This particular map was most likely published in Homann's "Atlas Novum" (Newberry Library).
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
New Library. Catalog Record Accessed 12 Feb 2009.
Phillips, Philip Lee. "List of Geographical Atlases." Vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Location Depicted||South America|
|Subjects (LCSH)||South America-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP017 |
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|Negative number||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G5200 173- H6 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||47 x 55 cm. |
|Condition||Small tears in lower left and lower right corners. Has binder's guard. Light browning along bottom edge. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||For information on permissions for use and reproductions please visit UW Libraries Special Collections Reproduction & Use page: http://content.lib.washington.edu/sc-use.html |
|References||Phillips, 2727, p. 1030. |