Rare 18th Century depiction of a portion of Diego Ribero's monumental manuscript map of the world, from 1529 (Shirley, Plate 6). Diego Ribero was one of the most noteworthy Spanish mapmakers of the early 16th Century. He is known to have done 3 world maps, 2 in 1527 and 1 in 1529. They are among the most beautiful world maps ever produced and were extremely influential in the maps of Mercator, Vopell and Gastaldi. Gussefeld has reproduced in very large format Ribero's charting of America, including including the Straits of Magellan and a complete treatment of the Gulf Coast and Central America. The map includes references to many early Spanish place names, many of which never appeared on printed maps. Among the regions in North America are the Tierra De Estevan Gomez, Tierra De Ayllon and Tierra De Garay, which would become the Northern, Middle and Southern Atlantic States. One of the earliest maps to show any part of the west coast of America. The map is quite rare, having appeared only once in a dealer catalogue in the past 25 years. A fine example on thick strong paper.
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