|Title||New Map of the Terraqueous Globe according to the Ancient Discoveries and most general Divisions of it into Continents and Oceans |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G3200_1700_B87.html |
|Cartographer||Wells, Edward, 1667-1727|
|Engraver||Burghers, Michael fl. 1670-1720|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1700? |
|Publisher||Wells, Edward 1667-1727|
|Place of Publication||England--London |
|Printer||Oxford University |
|Original Source||"A New Sett of Maps Both of Antient and Present Geography." Wells, Edward. Oxford: Oxford University, 1700. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Printed along top border:
"A New Map of the Terraqueous Globe according to the Ancient Discoveries and most general Divisions of it into Continents and Oceans."
Printed in bottom left corner:
"Delin. MBurghers. Sculp. Univ. Oxon."
Printed in center of bottom edge in altar cartouche:
"Dedicated to his Highness William Duke of Gloucester."
Printed in center of bottom edge in shield cartouche:
"Abbreviations Explained. Fl. Fluvius. I. Insulta. M. Mons. Oc. Oceanus. Pr. Promontorium."
Printed in North America:
"This Continent with the adjoining Islands is generally supposed to have been Anciently unknown though there are not wanting some, who will have even the Continent its self to be no other, than the Insula Atlantis of the Ancients."
Printed in South America:
"NB. In this New Sett of Maps for the better Distinction sake, those Parts of the Earth which were Anciently known, have their Coats engraven as usually with the Shade falling outwards whereas the Parts Anciently unknown have their Coasts shaded inwards as is for instance the adjoining Coasts."
Double-hemisphere projection. Continents are generally labeled but little detail is included. Among areas labeled are: "Europae, " "Asiae, " "Libyae, " and "Africae." The "Northern Frigid Zone" and "Southern Frigid Zone" are labeled at the poles and the temperate zones are also labeled. The western outline of Australia is seen but not labeled. Islands at the bottom tip of South America are also unlabeled (Wagner, 323). Along the bottom edge, a dedicatory vignette is seen showing ships out to sea, a woman in arms, the Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University and Edward Wells with his pupil, eleven-year-old, William Duke of Gloucester beneath a tree, studying and watching another man lifting a sphere (Shirley, 604). In the center of the top edge is a figure with the sun and moon at her right and left shoulders. The coastline shading indicates whether or not the regions were known or unknown in Classical times. If the areas were known, the coastlines are shaded outward and if the areas were unknown, they are shaded inwards.
Scale: c.a. 1:100, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Edward Wells was a mathematician and geography teacher at Christ Church College at Oxford University where he taught Queen Anne's son, the young William, Duke of Gloucester. Wells' major work was "New Set of Maps both of Ancient and present Geography" first published in 1700 and dedicated to William who was then eleven-years-old. Wells produced several later editions up until 1838 (Shirley, 603; Tooley, 659).
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
California as an Island
|Subjects (LCSH)||World maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP006 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3200 1700 B87 [uncataloged colored map] (catalogued uncolored map G3200 1700 B87) |
|Physical Description||45 x 64 cm. |
|Condition||Tissue paper repair evident on verso in upper and lower right corners. Written in pencil on verso in lower left: "1700 1st Oxford Atlas." Written in pencil at top on verso: "(c1700) 1700." |
|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. |
|References||Shirley, 603-4. Wagner, entry 467. |