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Important early map of Peru, with dozens of place names. Shows Lake Titicaca, Lake Marcayo and an intricate circular waterway named the Rio Maragnon sive Oregliana and Rio Paucarmayo. Many inland towns are located, including several well east of the Andies. 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.