1 April 2014
ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). La Florida -- Peruviae auriferae regionis typus -- Guastecan reg. [Antwerp, dated 1574, but 1587].
3 maps on one sheet, fully hand-colored; together image 340 x 468 mm (441 x 551 mm sheet). French text on verso.
"This is one of the very few maps printed in the sixteenth century that was based upon original Spanish sources.... The first regional map of the south-eastern portion of North America.... its influence was considerable" (Burden). From Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. With French text and signature 8 on verso. Burden 57.
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