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Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio, by Diego Gutierrez, 1562 (engraving)

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BL4044113
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Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio, by Diego Gutierrez, 1562 (engraving)
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Spanish School, (16th century) / Spanish
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British Library, London, UK
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engraving
Date
1562 AD (C16th AD)
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Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio (Latin: A New and Most Exact Description of America or The Fourth Part of the World) is an ornate geographical map of the Americas, made in 1562 by Spanish cartographer Diego Gutiérrez and Flemish artist Hieronymus Cock. The map encompasses the eastern coast of North America, the entire Central and South America and parts of the western coasts of Europe and Africa. Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio is the earliest scale wall map of the New World and the first to use the name "California".

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From the British Library archive / Bridgeman Images
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Central America / America (continent) / South America / USA / North America / Patagonia / new world / cartography / America / USA / exploration / land / discovery / North America / Central America / continent / south america / brazil / Cuba / continents / americas / Peru / Patagonia / map
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Largest available format 5419 × 5303 px 35 MB
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 5419 × 5303 px 459 × 449 mm 34.9 MB
Medium 1024 × 1002 px 87 × 85 mm 1.5 MB

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