Wytfliet, Cornelis van, 1555-1597. Florida et Apalche. [Louvain: 1597.]

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Wytfliet, Cornelis van, 1555-1597.
Florida et Apalche. [Louvain: 1597.]

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Wytfliet, Cornelis van, 1555-1597.
Florida et Apalche. [Louvain: 1597.]
Engraved map of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and the South Eastern states, 230 x 285 mm. Matted and framed.

A fine map of the southern states, one of only 3 maps, printed before 1600 to depict this area with any accuracy. Wytfliet issued an atlas of maps of the Americas in 1597 entitled, Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum. Wytfliet used information from Ortelius's map which in turn used written accounts of de Soto's inland expedition of 1539-42. Metellus's map of 1598 copied this map. Burden Mapping of America 104; Cumming The Southeast in Early Maps 18.
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Wytfliet, Cornelis van, 1555-1597. Florida et Apalche. [Louvain: 1597.]
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