1579 Ortelius - Hispaniae novae sive magnae recens et vera descriptio
Lovely 1579 Ortelius map of Mexico
Hispaniae novae sive magnae recens et vera descriptio
51 x 35 cm (20 x 13.7 in)
This was the standard map of the area for a generation, copied by De Bry, Quad, and Hondius. Even though Herrera (Spain's Royal Cosmographer) and Wytfliet worked twenty years after Ortelius, they produced inferior maps of the to this one.
The map shows an area corresponding roughly to the modern Mexican states of Michoacan, Jalisco, Mayarit, and Guerrero, plus the Valley of Mexico. It is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and sailing ships.
Verso Text: Latin
A good and dark impression.
Broecke, Ortelius 13.
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