MAP OF THE CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO
[2 maps on 1 sheet] Cvpliacanae, Americae Regionis Descriptio [and] Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarvmqve...
14” x 19 1/2”. Full original color. Excellent condition.
An excellent example of Ortelius’s map of South Florida & the West Indies, along with his regional map of part of Mexico, from his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the World. The upper part of the plate shows the Mexican Pacific coast around Culiacan in the present state of Sinaloa. The lower part depicts the southern tip of Florida (including hints of the Florida Keys) and much of the West Indies and the Bahamas. It is one of the earliest maps to focus on the region.
Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, #14.
Inventory No. 7685