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HERRERA DE TORDESILLAS, A. - Descripcion de las Yndias Ocidentales

HERRERA DE TORDESILLAS, A. - Descripcion de las Yndias Ocidentales
Descripcion de las Yndias Ocidentales - HERRERA DE TORDESILLAS, A.
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Title : Descripcion de las Yndias Ocidentales.
Map maker : HERRERA DE TORDESILLAS, A..
Date : Madrid, c.1723.
Size : 9.1 x 12.8 inches. / 23.0 x 32.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :Rare Spanish map of the Pacific and Americas. As usual Spain tried to limit the exploit of their geographical knowledge through piracy and therefore only allowed limited information to be published.
However this map shows important mapping of California and the North-West and also outlines New Guinea as part of "Tierra Austral". Korea is shown as an Island and Japan with curious shape. Altough many spaces are blank, quite a few place names are shown from Greenland to Chili and a huge "Tierra del fuego".
The first edition was in 1601 this beeing a later edition maybe as late as 1723?
Condition : Fine hand-laid paper, hardly age-toned but with a few small pinsize areas of thinning. Severall old vertical folds. Margins with a few spots not affecting image.
Good impression.


ID: 90149

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