"Iucatana Regio et Fondura", Wytfliet, Cornelis
Subject: Mexico and Central America
Period: 1597 (circa)
Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum
Color: Black & White
11 x 9 inches
27.9 x 22.9 cm
This fascinating map is from the first printed atlas relating exclusively to America. The map covers the Yucatan peninsula and Central America. Several over-sized rivers and lakes are prominently shown. A spurious R. Grande flows from a large lake in present-day Guatemala. Lake Nicaragua and the San Juan River are the dominant features in Central America. Another wide river nearly bisects the isthmus near Panama City.
Minor toning along fold and some damp stains in blank margins.