"Culiacanae, Americae Regionis Descriptio [on sheet with] Hispanoliae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineato", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Mexico and the Caribbean
Period: 1581-87 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
19.2 x 13.7 inches
48.8 x 34.8 cm
Two great maps within one border. First covers the region of western Mexico around Culiacan and the second is of the Greater Antilles. This important map is the first detailed map of the Caribbean and one of the first to detail western Mexico. Includes an interesting error in that the Tropic of Cancer is incorrectly labeled the Tropic of Capricorn. French text on verso with page number 7.
References: Van den Broecke #14.
A nice impression with faint toning along center fold.