Rare and sought-after map of North America by Benedetto Bordone. Shows the North American continent with the northern part of South America. With several settlements and the name Terra de lavoratore. In the Atlantic Ocean the Azores with the two mythical islands Brasil and Asmaide.
Philip D. Burden notes about this map of North America:
It is purported to have been of Greenland but recent arguments by Suárez point to it being of the North American continent. The name given to this land mass is Terra de lavoratore after João Fernandes of the Azores, who arrived at Cape Farewell, Greenland, in 1500. Stretto pte del modo novo depicts the area corresponding to the latitude of the Caribbean, the land mass shown below it being South America... Although clearly representing America the geography of the coastline is however derivated from the north-east Asian one, the two often being interrelated at this time.
On verso a map of Scandinavia. The geography in the north is based on old Nordic myths, where Norway and Greenland were connected by a land bridge. Labled with Engronelant (Greenland), Norbegia (Norway), Gottia (Götaland, Gothia), Livonia (Livonia) and Datia (Denmark).
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.
|Title||Terra de lavoratore|
|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)|
|Reference||Burden, P.D.: The Mapping of North America No. 8|
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