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1601 (1726) Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas

1622 edition of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas' map of the Southern United States, Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean, from his Descripcion de las Indias Occidentalis, first published as part of his Historia General, in Madrid in 1601.

The map is based upon manuscripted charts derived from Juan Lopez de Velasco, between 1575 and 1580, of which four copies have survived. The lack of detail is consistent with the Spanish policy of secrecy with respect to their discoveries in the New World.

This is one of the earliest obtainable maps of North America based upon Spanish sources, with the information in the interior entirely censored.

Burden 141.