Sebastian Cabot's World map, ca. 1544.
World Map by Sebastian Cabot, 1544, Antwerp - found by Dr. Jon Martius
in the home of a Bavarian curate in 1843. Obtained by the French
government the next year, the map was deposited in the Bibliothèque
Nationale in Paris, where it still remains. Although the map does not have
an author, title, or date, Sebastian Cabot has been credited as its creator.
By the time a second edition circulated in London in 1549, Cabot's name
appeared unchallenged as its author.
From Henry Harrisse, Découverte et évolution
cartographique de Terre Neuve et des pays circonvoisins 1497-1501-1769: essais
de géographie historique et
documentaire (London: Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, 1900). Colourized by
Detail from the Sebastian Cabot World Map