"Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentalis", Bry, Johann Theodore de
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1655 (published)
Publication: Newe Welt und Americanishe Historien
Color: Black & White
11.8 x 6.9 inches
30 x 17.5 cm
De Bry's version of this important map by Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas with cartography based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco. It depicts the Papal line between the Portuguese and Spanish spheres of influence. Being Spanish in origin, the map places the Philippines and Moluccas some 40 degrees too far east. There are both Latin and German script notations in the South Pacific. Merian, who was De Bry's son-in-law, issued this map from the same plate. Accompanied by photocopies of the title page and frontispiece.
References: Burden #201.
Minor uneven toning, else fine.