"Descripcion de las Yndias del Norte 2", De Herrera/Colijn
Subject: North America
Period: 1622 (published)
Publication: Novus Orbis, sive Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis
Color: Black & White
11.5 x 8.4 inches
29.2 x 21.3 cm
An uncommon Dutch version of de Herrera's 1601 map with its cartography based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco (c. 1575-80). The striking lack of internal detail reflects the official Spanish policy protecting geographical knowledge of their presence in the New World. The only name appearing in North America is La Florida. The Audiencias (the Spanish colonial political divisions) are the only other place names on the map. Published by Michiel Colijn.
References: Burden #197.