"Hispania Nova", Wytfliet, Cornelis
Subject: United States & Mexico
Period: 1597-1615 (published)
Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum
Color: Black & White
11.5 x 9 inches
29.2 x 22.9 cm
This is one of the earliest maps of the American southwest and Mexico, including the southern part of present-day Texas, here called Floridae Pars, with the Rio Grande, labeled R. de Palmas. The map concentrates on the Spanish area of influence and is one of nineteen regional maps of the Americas contained in Wytfliet's atlas, which was the first devoted exclusively to the New World. Stipple engraved seas, calligraphy and a decorative title cartouche.
References: Burden 105; Martin & Martin, p. 75.
Minor repairs in blank margins and two tiny worm holes infilled in map.