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Nice example of the second edition of Herrera's map of Florida and the Caribbean, which first appeared in Herrera's Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentales, first published in Madrid in 1601.

In describing the map, Burden notes:

Of interest to us on this map is the distinctive narrow Florida peninsula. Unlike [Herrera's general map of focusing on North and Central America] some internal detail and nomenclature is given. It contains a relatively accurate delineation of the R. de S. Matheo, St. Johns River, with a large upstream lake. Along with the appearance of Santagustin [San Augustine], it illustrates the presence of the Spanish in Florida since 1565. This is one of the more detailed of Herrera's maps.

First issued in 1601 and re-issued in 1622 in Amsterdam, Herrera's work is one of the most influential works on the New World to be published in the 17th Century.


Burden 141.