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Girolamo Ruscelli: Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova

Map: USA7230
 
Cartographer: Girolamo Ruscelli
Title: Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova
Date: 1564
Published: Venice
Width: 10 inches / 26 cm
Height: 8 inches / 21 cm
Map ref: USA7230
Description:
Early copper-engraved map of the American Southwest, the second-earliest obtainable map of California, Florida, Mexico, Texas, and the Southwest. Published by Ruscelli in his 1564 edition of Ptolemy's "Geographia". The map is essentially a slightly-enlarged version of Giacomo Gastaldi's 1548 map, but with several minor revisions: the Yucatan peninsula is now shown as connected to Mexico. The legendary Seven Cities of Cibola are confidently located in northwest Mexico.

[Burden (P.): 'The Mapping of North America' 31, State 2] [USA7230]