Early Map of the American Southwest and Mexico
"Hispania Nova", Wytfliet, Cornelis
Subject: Southern United States & Mexico
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum
Color: Hand Color
11.3 x 9 inches
28.7 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 adorn the map.
References: Burden #105; Martin & Martin, p. 75.
Fine impression and color on watermarked paper with two soft creases and light printer's ink residue.