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Quin’s Map of the Discovery of America
Quin’s Map of the Discovery of AmericaQuin’s Map of the Discovery of America

Quin’s Map of the Discovery of America

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Quin’s conceit was to represent different ages in world history through a series of maps which show clouds of ‘ignorance’ rolling back and exposing more and more of the earth’s surface

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Title

Quin’s Map of the Discovery of America

Mapmaker(s)

QUIN, Edward

Engraver(s)

HUGHES, William

Publisher

Seeley, Burnside & Seeley

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1846

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

62 x 99.5 cm

Full Description

Copper engraving, 62 x 99.5 cm, engraved by William Hughes, original hand colour, dissected into eight panels and laid on linen as issued. Published in Quin’s Historical Atlas. First published in 1830 with maps by Sidney Hall, new maps by Hughes were used for the third and subsequent editions, from 1846 onwards. Quin’s conceit was to represent different ages in world history through a series of maps which show clouds of ‘ignorance’ rolling back and exposing more and more of the earth’s surface, in line with European knowledge and exploration. 1498 has been chosen here, not only because it allowed for information from Columbus’ first three voyages to be taken into account but because Vasco da Gama became the first modern European to round the Cape in that year, opening up the sea route to India.

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