"Peruani Regni Descriptio", Wytfliet, Cornelis
Period: 1597 (dated)
Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaica augmentum
Color: Black & White
11.3 x 9 inches
28.7 x 22.9 cm
This is the first state of this important early map of Peru. It is finely engraved with numerous cities located throughout. Lake Titicaca is elongated and joined with Aulaga Lake. The map is embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche and a stipple engraved sea. It is from Wytfliet's important atlas, the first to exclusively feature maps of the individual regions of the New World.
Lightly toned, slightly lighter along centerfold. Light mat burn in margin.