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[Ortelius.] 3 maps on 1 sheet: (upper right) Chaves, Geronimo de. "La Florida. Auctore Hieron Chiaues." (lower right) "Gvastecan Reg." (left) Mendez, Diego de. "Pervviae avriferae regionis typvs." [Antwerp, ca. late 1500s.] On laid, printed text to verso. Sheet measures 22" x 17". Quite clean and attractive, some very light soiling. Tipped to foam board at upper margin and matted – ready to frame. Nicely hand-colored. ***************************** THE FIRST ATLAS MAP DEPICTING THE AMERICAN SOUTHEAST (i.e. "La Florida.") It's one of the few 16th century maps that was based upon original Spanish sources. An attractive map.

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[Map, Early Florida] La Florida

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Aug 17
Macon, GA, USA