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Abraham Ortelius Azores (Amsterdam, 1584) Ortelius's Azores map has three cartouches and a ribbon title, turning a document of relatively little information into an artwork. Columbus, returning from his first voyage, visited Insula S. Maria (lower right). Photograph by Paul Mutino.

(Re)Discovering the “New World”: Maps & Sea Charts from the Age of Exploration

A Cidade De Angra. Na Ilha De Iesu Xpoda Tercera Que Esta Em 39 Graos. - 1596 Linschoten

A Cidade De Angra. Na Ilha De Iesu Xpoda Tercera Que Esta Em 39 Graos. - Spectacular birds-eye view of the island of Terceira and the town of Angra. Engraved by Baptista van Deutecum in Amsterdam, for LInschoten's Itinerario.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Cartouches, or Decorative Map Titles

Cartouches are the elaborate decorations that frame map titles and other information about the map.

decorative cartouche for map of canada

Cartouches, or Decorative Map Titles

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Cartouches, or Decorative Map Titles

Cartouches are the elaborate decorations that frame map titles and other information about the map. They add an artistic or symbolic narrative to the maps th.

Map Cartouche of the British and French Dominions in North America

Map Cartouche of the British and French Dominions in North America

Cartouche from Emanuel Bowen’s A Map of Marco Polo's Voyages & Travels in the 13th Century, London, 1744

Cartouche from Emanuel Bowen’s A Map of Marco Polo's Voyages & Travels in the Century, London, 1744

[Title Page] Belgii Inferioris Per Gerardum Mercatorem . . . - Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

[Title Page] Belgii Inferioris Per Gerardum Mercatorem . - Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

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