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Important early map of Argentina and Urugauy, centered on the Rio Plata and showing its watershed and numerous early settlements. Wytfliet's Atlas was the first atlas devoted entirely to the Americas and was extremely influential on the mapping of most parts of America for the next several decades.

Cornelis van Wytfliet Biography

Cornelius de Wytfliet (ca.1550-ca. 1597) was a Flemish cartographer most famous for his Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum. The work was published in Louvain, Belgium, and had nineteen maps of the Americas.