ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598.
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ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598.
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ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598.
Peruviae auriferæ regionis typus. La Florida. Guastecan. [Antwerp: 1587 or later.] Hand-colored copper-engraved mapsheet with 3 maps, 342 x 479 mm. French text on verso. Some discrete centerfold repair, repair to lower margin.

Of particular importance for the early map of Florida after Gerónimo de Chaves. "One of the very few maps printed in the sixteenth century that was based upon original Spanish sources. They were very protective of their knowledge of the Americas, a considerable source of their wealth" (Burden 57). Cumming, Southeast, 5.
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