Madrid, Museo Naval de Madrid

Map of Juan de la Cosa Facsimile Edition

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Juan de la Cosa was a mariner and cartographer who made seven voyages to America, two of them with Columbus.

On his return from Columbus' third voyage, he drew this famous map which showed the discoveries of Columbus' first three voyages and was the first representation of the American continent.

The original parchment, dated 1510, measures approximately 183 x 96 cm and is conserved in the Naval Museum in Madrid.

We have 2 facsimiles of the manuscript "Map of Juan de la Cosa":

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#1 Carta Mapamundi de Juan de la Cosa

Madrid: Egeria, S.L., 1992

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • Limited Edition: 750 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Map of Juan de la Cosa: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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#2 Mapa de Juan de la Cosa

Madrid: Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 1988

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Comellas, José L.
  • Limited Edition: 600 copies
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Map of Juan de la Cosa: the facsimile doesn't attempt to replicate the format or the look-and-feel of the original document.

The facsimile features a reduction of the original document to approximately 133 x 70 cm.

Binding

Delivered wrapped into a cylinder.

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