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Florida et Apalche.
Selling price: $3300
Sold in 2013
Published in Metellus America sive Novus Orbis. First published in 1598 by Acosta who was a Spanish Jesuit missionary, historian and cosmographer. The included maps, however, are attributed to Metellus. In the "America sive Novis Orbis" of 1600, he is named as the cartographer of the maps but, most probably, did not see their completation as he died in 1597. The work was finished by Matthias Quad.
This extremely rare map is of great interest for the serious collector!
Reference: Burden, The Mapping of North America, 119.
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