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(Map). Chaves, H
Peruviae Auriferae Regionis Typus Didaco Mendezio auctore (with] La Florida Auctore Hieron Chiaves (and) Guastecan Reg,
Amsterdam: Ortelius, Circa 1580.. Folio sheet, hand colored. Image area approximately 18 x 13 inches. Map of Florida on the same sheet with maps of Peru and New Spain. This is the first printed map of the interior of the deep south, in excellent condition, with original contemporary hand coloring. "A mother map of the first importance... Probably had more influence than any other map in establishing the subsequent conception of Florida as including that par tof the present United States from the Penisula of Florida northward..." Cumming, "The Southeast in Early Maps" pp. 2, 12. Burden, The Mapping of North America, no.57.
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.
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