1606 Bertius & Langenes - Descriptio Novae Hispaniae
Early 17th century miniature map of Mexico
Descriptio Novae Hispaniae / Mexicana
P. Bertius & B. Langenes, Cornelis Claes
8.5 x 12.2 cm (3.3 x 4.8 in)
A rare miniature map of Mexico, including Florida. Title cartouche on the lower left corner.
First published in 1598 in his Caert-Thresoor, the plates were executed by the most famous engravers in Amsterdam, including Petrus Kaerius and Jodocus Hondius I. The atlas set a new standard for minor atlases. The small maps is extremely well engraved.
This map reflects the high level of cartography in Amsterdam at the turn of the century, where up to date information on newly discovered regions was readily available -- Koeman.
Very fine condition. Dark impression.
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