[An early map of South America]
DE BRY, Theodore.
Americae Pars Magis Cognita. Frankfurt, 1592. 365 x 445mm. Narrow margins, some restoration to printed border, backed on japanese paper.
An important antique map of South America, published in the third part of De Bry's 'Grand Voyages' to illustrate the voyages of Johann van Staden & Jean de Lery in the mid-16th century. The mapping of South America is based on that of Peter Martyr, 1587, and Gastaldi's map from his edition of Ptolemy, 1561. The southern part of North America is taken from Le Moyne's map of Florida (also published by De Bry), although Cuba differs substantially.
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