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HERRERA y TORDESILLAS, A. de - Descripcion De Las Indias Del Poniente 14.

HERRERA y TORDESILLAS, A. de - Descripcion De Las Indias Del Poniente 14.
Descripcion De Las Indias Del Poniente 14. - HERRERA y TORDESILLAS, A. de
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Title : Descripcion De Las Indias Del Poniente 14..
Map maker : HERRERA y TORDESILLAS, A. de.
Date : Madrid, 1601.
Size : 8.0 x 10.9 inches. / 20.2 x 27.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :Plate 14 from Herrera’s Descripción de las Indias Occidentales.
The work is based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco dating from approximately 1575 - 1580. The map fixes the line of demarcation - established under the Treaty of Tordesillas signed in 1494 between Spain and Portugal - to Spanish advantage.
Three legends are provided in the upper right portion of the plate.

As is typical of Spanish maps published in the 16th / 17th centuries, little detail is provided with respect to topography, places and town names. The work depicts China, Japan, The Philippines, the northern coast of New Guinea and the Salomon Islands.
Herrera served as the official historian of the King of Spain, and he produced a substantial history of the West Indies, Central and South America. Originally published in 1601 in Madrid, it was reissued later in several editions and languages.
Condition : Some unobtrusive paper creasing along centre and faint print offsetting, otherwise a very fine copy.


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