Mapping the New World

In 1988 Dr. Dallas Pratt, the co-founder of the American Museum in Britain, gave the Museum over two hundred Renaissance maps of the New World – a collection acclaimed by scholars as one of the finest holdings of rare pre-1600 printed world maps in existence. Over fifty of the Museum’s greatest cartographical treasures are showcased in detail in this lavishly illustrated book. While most of these are early printed examples with hand colouring, some significant manuscripts on vellum (inscribed with vibrant hand-drawn sea charts) are also included.