"Descripcion del Destricto del Audiencia de Lima", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de
Period: 1601 (circa)
Publication: Descripcion de las Indias Occidentalis
Color: Black & White
9.5 x 7.8 inches
24.1 x 19.8 cm
Antonio de Herrera Y Tordelisllas was the official historian to the King of Spain. He compiled a history of the Spanish conquests in the Americas which included this map of Peru. "Cajamarca" (Caxamalca), where Atahualpa was captured by Pizarro is shown to the north and "Ayacucho" (Guamanga) and Cuzco are located between the Eastern and Western Cordilleras of the Andes. Although simply engraved, it is a nice example of scarce Spanish cartography.
Some ink smudges in margins, map very fine.