National Geographic : 1894 Dec 29
A valuable Ear-mark. 187 Herrera one cannot readily comprehend. Herrera was neither a cartographer nor a sailor. In his time he was the historian of Columbus, but he had none of the material that enabled Navar rete to speak ex cathedra, and Navarrete discards Watling island. Among the maps in the British Museum is one of more than ordinary interest; it is not an original but its fidelity to the original is attested. It bears the inscription, "Mappa Munde Peinte sur Parchemin par Ordre de Henri II, Roi de France." It . toe, ro . o aae-ral -Rejs C0 U^ - ' j .*"" * .". Island fo me ar 03 -3 3J authr"inlid top etet-uc"t or. y aI t'l/ A -- o-.. --.. ....--- - --- ., .. ... . . .. ........ . f.t. . n .... ............ ew..y .. .o n eno...........i. ... . . "- .. stota,,s r 3eant Co%. h.atd t i in.escoai.ao Atn oC.mee.oGS.i olas Sfeature is tn Ca.uvw-aivi qrae o ~ abemt islandfrom a modern Chavrt. all events it antedates the map of Herrera by thirty years-pos sibly by seventy years. So far as can be learned, neither its genuineness nor its authenticity has been questioned. The draftsman had a delightfully unique way of conventionalizing the coast outlines. There are several other maps extant coast-charted in the same manner. This feature is therefore not only a quaint and artistic conventionalism; it becomes a valuable ear-mark in identifying the date of certain maps. 26-NAT. GEOG.MAG., VOL.VI, 1894.
1895 Apr 20