"Castilia Aurifera Cum Vicinis Provinciis", Wytfliet, Cornelis
Subject: South America - Northern
Period: 1597 (published)
Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum
Color: Hand Color
11.5 x 9 inches
29.2 x 22.9 cm
From Wytfliet's important atlas, this map is the first to exclusively feature the Americas. It covers Colombia, Panama and part of Venezuela. Several important colonial settlements are named and located, including Cartago, Victoria, Cartagena, and Panama [City]. Decorative title cartouche at upper left.
Dark impression full coloring and very wide margins. One small spot near centerfold, some color bleed to blank verso. Marginal tear in top margin with old paper repair on verso.