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Tabula Geographica vnova omnium oculis exibens et proponens venssimam descriptionem..
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The map includes fine vignettes showing armadillo, wild boar and other native animals together with the bizarre "Headless man of Ewaipanoma" and a female Amazon warrior.
The powerful and gold-bearing kingdom of Guiana according to the title surveyed and drawn by a sailor who accompanied Walter Raleigh on his voyage (of 1595). Raleigh's three explorations of 1594, 1595 and 1617 tried to verify the reports of the Spanish explorers Antonio de Berrio and Domingo de Vera.
It was believed that El Dorado lying on the shores of the fabled Lake Parime, could be reaching through the mountains by navigating the Orinoco and its tributary the Caroni. Both the Spanish and English expedations found their way blocked at the juncture of rivers by a large impassable waterfall.
De Bry's work, more than any other illustrated text up to its time, shaped the way Europeans pictured the New World and its inhabitants during the Discovery Period.
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