Waldseemuller's Carta Marina of 1516

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Waldseemuller Carta Marina 1516 whole image from CVD 2023-09-08
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1516 Carta Marina Plate Legend
1516 Carta Marina Plate Legend

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 01
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1516 Carta Marina Reddit
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E49 - 1507 Waldseemueller LOC
E49 - 1507 Waldseemueller LOC

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1513 Waldseemuller The World Portolan Rosenwald LOC
1513 Waldseemuller The World Portolan Rosenwald LOC

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1513 Waldseemuller The World Ptolemy Rosenwald LOC
1513 Waldseemuller The World Ptolemy Rosenwald LOC

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Caverio 1506 [ 2023-11-26 22:10:59 ]
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Legend for the 12 plates of the Carta Marina

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Library of Congress Plate 01

The toponyms on this sheet are transcribed by Petrzilka, Die Karten des Laurent Fries, pp. 42–43; they are transcribed and compared with those on Caverio’s chart in Stevenson, Marine World Chart, pp. 84–85. As discussed above in the introduction, in his depiction of the New World on the Carta marina, Waldseemüller changes from the Vespuccian conception that he depicted on his 1507 map to a Columbian conception, particularly in regard to the absence of the name “America” on the 1516 map and in the indication here on sheet 1 that the newly discovered lands are part of Asia. The island at the eastern edge of the sheet represents Newfoundland; on the 1507 map, and also on Caverio’s chart, a Portuguese flag indicates that it
is under the control of that country, but here the flag is Spanish. This is a curious mistake on Waldseemüller’s part, as the legend that describes the island (see Legend 2.1), clearly states that it was discovered for Portugal. It is likely that Waldseemüller’s style of depicting the waters of the oceans in the 1507 map, by a dense and uniform covering of closely-spaced lines running parallel to the lines of latitude, was abandoned in the 1513 Ptolemy and the Carta marina in favor of shading near the coastlines and in patches in the open ocean, no doubt in an effort to use less ink, and also perhaps out of a desire to make the map more amenable to hand-coloring.

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Library of Congress Plate 02

On this sheet Waldseemüller retained and expanded his use of one of the decorative motifs on the 
relatively spare 1507 map, namely displaying the coats of arms of the various countries—and he had 
had practice with this motif on his map of Europe of 1511, which survives in one copy of a printing 
of 1520, whose border is filled with coats of arms³; and on his map of the Duchy of Lorraine in the 
1513 edition of Ptolemy. He had room to increase his use of this motif on the Carta marina because 
this map, though the same physical size as the 1507 map, shows less of the earth’s surface, so that 
it presents a “zoomed in” view of the world, with more room for geographical detail, text, and 
images. In terms of geography, in the Carta marina Waldseemüller has moved well beyond his 1507 
map. He retains some features of the modern world map in the 1513 Ptolemy (see Fig. 1.27), such as 
the large peninsula of Scandinavia curving down into the North Atlantic (which derives from 
Martellus, see Fig. 1.28), but in other respects he has innovated even with respect to the 1513 
Ptolemy. For example, the shape of Spain is substantially different on the Carta marina than it is 
in the modern map of Spain in the 1513 Ptolemy, and various other examples might be adduced. On the 
1507 map the Azores have a Portuguese flag; on the modern map of Spain in the 1513 Ptolemy, the 
islands have wandered north to what was the position of the Cassiterides on the 1507 map, while on 
the Carta marina they are back in their more or less correct position, and now have a Spanish flag. 
The islands have a Portuguese flag on both the Cantino and Caverio charts, and it is not clear on 
what authority Waldseemüller departed from this tradition. The place name Islanda on an island near 
the northern edge of the sheet was not printed by Waldseemüller, but was written there, probably by 
Schöner—in accordance with the list of corrections in Legend 9.2

3 On the 1513 edition of Ptolemy’s Geography see note 172 in Chap. 1 above.
4 For discussion of Waldseemüller’s map of the Duchy of Lorraine see Jean-Marie Gérardin, “1508–2008: A propos de la première carte imprimée
du duché de Lorraine et du Vastum Regnum,” L’Annuaire de la Société du Val de Villé 33 (2008), pp. 57–77.

Source: Chet Van Duzer

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 01

Library of Congress Plate 01

The toponyms on this sheet are transcribed by Petrzilka, Die Karten des Laurent Fries, pp. 42–43; they are transcribed and compared with those on Caverio’s chart in Stevenson, Marine World Chart, pp. 84–85. As discussed above in the introduction, in his depiction of the New World on the Carta marina, Waldseemüller changes from the Vespuccian conception that he depicted on his 1507 map to a Columbian conception, particularly in regard to the absence of the name “America” on the 1516 map and in the indication here on sheet 1 that the newly discovered lands are part of Asia. The island at the eastern edge of the sheet represents Newfoundland; on the 1507 map, and also on Caverio’s chart, a Portuguese flag indicates that it
is under the control of that country, but here the flag is Spanish. This is a curious mistake on Waldseemüller’s part, as the legend that describes the island (see Legend 2.1), clearly states that it was discovered for Portugal. It is likely that Waldseemüller’s style of depicting the waters of the oceans in the 1507 map, by a dense and uniform covering of closely-spaced lines running parallel to the lines of latitude, was abandoned in the 1513 Ptolemy and the Carta marina in favor of shading near the coastlines and in patches in the open ocean, no doubt in an effort to use less ink, and also perhaps out of a desire to make the map more amenable to hand-coloring.

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 02

Library of Congress Plate 02

On this sheet Waldseemüller retained and expanded his use of one of the decorative motifs on the 
relatively spare 1507 map, namely displaying the coats of arms of the various countries—and he had 
had practice with this motif on his map of Europe of 1511, which survives in one copy of a printing 
of 1520, whose border is filled with coats of arms³; and on his map of the Duchy of Lorraine in the 
1513 edition of Ptolemy. He had room to increase his use of this motif on the Carta marina because 
this map, though the same physical size as the 1507 map, shows less of the earth’s surface, so that 
it presents a “zoomed in” view of the world, with more room for geographical detail, text, and 
images. In terms of geography, in the Carta marina Waldseemüller has moved well beyond his 1507 
map. He retains some features of the modern world map in the 1513 Ptolemy (see Fig. 1.27), such as 
the large peninsula of Scandinavia curving down into the North Atlantic (which derives from 
Martellus, see Fig. 1.28), but in other respects he has innovated even with respect to the 1513 
Ptolemy. For example, the shape of Spain is substantially different on the Carta marina than it is 
in the modern map of Spain in the 1513 Ptolemy, and various other examples might be adduced. On the 
1507 map the Azores have a Portuguese flag; on the modern map of Spain in the 1513 Ptolemy, the 
islands have wandered north to what was the position of the Cassiterides on the 1507 map, while on 
the Carta marina they are back in their more or less correct position, and now have a Spanish flag. 
The islands have a Portuguese flag on both the Cantino and Caverio charts, and it is not clear on 
what authority Waldseemüller departed from this tradition. The place name Islanda on an island near 
the northern edge of the sheet was not printed by Waldseemüller, but was written there, probably by 
Schöner—in accordance with the list of corrections in Legend 9.2

3 On the 1513 edition of Ptolemy’s Geography see note 172 in Chap. 1 above.
4 For discussion of Waldseemüller’s map of the Duchy of Lorraine see Jean-Marie Gérardin, “1508–2008: A propos de la première carte imprimée
du duché de Lorraine et du Vastum Regnum,” L’Annuaire de la Société du Val de Villé 33 (2008), pp. 57–77.

Source: Chet Van Duzer

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