Two rare maps of the islands Jamaica and Cuba in the West Indies by Benedetto Bordone on one sheet. Bordone's maps of Jamaica and Cuba are the first separate printed maps of these Caribbean islands.
Thomas Suarez notes about the map of Cuba:
Bordone follows closely the model for Cuba established by Waldseemuller on his large world map of 1507 and the Terre Nove from his atlas of 1513. There is a primitive representation of Batabano and Guacanayabo Gulfs. The fat western end of the island probably results from the fact Waldseemuller's model may have originated in a configuration which connected Cuba to the (Asian) mainland. For as crude as this delineation is, it is more remarkable at this early date that it is not altogether arbitrary.
From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de tutte l'isole del mondo..., more commonly known as Isolario of Bordone, which first appeared in Venice in 1528. Three further editions followed in 1534, 1547 and 1565. The maps of all four editions were printed from the same woodblocks in Venice.
|Publisher, Year||Venice, 1528-1565|
|Plate Size||8.3 x 14.5 cm (3.3 x 5.7 inches)|
|Sheet Size||30.0 x 20.7 cm (11.8 x 8.1 inches)|
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