Antique Maps by Benedetto Bordone (*1460 - 1539)

Benedetto Bordone was an Italian cartographer, chart- and mapmaker who worked in Venice during the beginning of the 16th century. He is best known for his Isolario, a geographical, historical and cultural description of the islands of the Mediterranean and the world, which first appeared in 1528. The genre Isolario was very popular in Italy at that time and was intended as an illustrated guide for sailors. Bordone also describes new discoveries in South and North America for the first time in an Isolario. The book contains a record of Pizarro's conquest of Peru, the earliest known printed report of the event. Of particular interest are 12 woodcut maps of America and the earliest map of Japan as an island printed in Europe.
  • Benedetto Bordone:  Terra de lavoratore

    Venice, 1528-1565

    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...

    Terra de lavoratore
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12248

    Antique woodcut map of North America. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

    2 300,00 €
  • Benedetto Bordone:  [Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled

    Venice, 1528

    A rare and early woodcut map of the Aegean Sea by Bernedetto Bordone. The map was published in his 'Libro de Benedetto Bordone, nel qual si ragiona de tutte L'isole del mondo' printed in Venice...

    [Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    11068

    Coloured woodcut map of Cyprus, Aegean Sea. Printed in Venice in the year 1528.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  [World map]

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Early woodcut world map by Benedetto Bordone. The world map of Bordone combines geographical information from Ptolemy with new discoveries of the Portuguese seafarers. It is one of only a few world...

    [World map]
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12192

    Antique woodcut map of the world. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  Islanda - Irlanda [Iceland and Ireland]

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Early woodcut map of Iceland by Benedetto Bordone. On verso the map of Ireland.From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de tutte l'isole del mondo... , more commonly known as Isolario of...

    Islanda - Irlanda [Iceland and Ireland]
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12201

    Antique woodcut map of Iceland and Ireland. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  Sciatos, Scopelos, Sciro

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Rare map of the Greek islands Skiathos and Skopelos in the Aegean Sea from Benedetto Bordone. On verso the map of Skyros. Two woodcut maps on one sheet.From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de...

    Sciatos, Scopelos, Sciro
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12211

    Antique woodcut map of Skyros, Skopelos, Skiathos, Aegean Sea. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  Stalimene, Dromo, Sarachino, Limene Pelagisi, La iura

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Three rare maps of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea by Benedetto Bordone on one sheet. Including a map of the islands Kyra, Panagia, Gioura, Piperi and Prasonisi of the Northern Sporades (Σποράδες),...

    Stalimene, Dromo, Sarachino, Limene Pelagisi, La iura
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12212

    Antique woodcut map of Lemnos, Sarakino, Panagia, Kyra, Aegean. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  Legina, il colori, flenda, albara, gaideronissi, macronisso, boetia, athene, porto lion, cerigo,...

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Rare map of the Greek islands in the Saronic Gulf by Benedetto Bordone. With Attica, Boeotia, Aegina and Athens. On verso the map of Kythira (Κύθηρα). Two woodcut maps on one sheet.From...

    Legina, il colori, flenda, albara, gaideronissi, macronisso, boetia,...
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12230

    Antique woodcut map of Kythira, Aegina, Boeotia, Athens, Attica. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  [Madeira and Canary Islands]

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Rare map of Madeira by Benedetto Bordone. On verso a map of the Canary Islands with the coast of Africa. Two woodcut maps on one sheet.From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de tutte l'isole del...

    [Madeira and Canary Islands]
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12241

    Antique woodcut map of Madeira, Canary Islands. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  Cuba, Jamaiqua

    Venice, 1528-1565

    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...

    Cuba, Jamaiqua
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12244

    Antique woodcut map of Jamaica, Cuba, West Indies. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  La Gran Ciudad di Temistitan

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Rare and important plan of Mexico City by Benedetto Bordone. Shows Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, which was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors. The remains of Tenochtitlan are...

    La Gran Ciudad di Temistitan
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12246

    Antique woodcut map of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Benedetto Bordone:  [Azores, Bretagne]

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Rare map of the Azores Islands by Benedetto Bordone. Shows the Azores Islands with parts of the Iberian Peninsula. On verso a map of Brittany (Bretagne). Two woodcut maps on one sheet.From...

    [Azores, Bretagne]
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12249

    Antique woodcut map of the Azores and Brittany. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

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