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Stock# t0040

Marvelous example of Porcacchi's map of Cuba. One of the earliest obtainable maps of Cuba and one of the few published in the 16th Century. Also shows Jamaica and part of Hispaniola. Excellent topographical detail, if a bit conjectural, and naming many locations. Includes decorative cartouche, 2 sea monsters. and compass rose. The Lagartos shown north of Jamaica is one of the earliest references to the Cayman Islands to appear on a map. An important early map for collectors of this Island. Published in Porcacchi's seminal L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo, which appeared in various editions between 1572 and 1620.