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1525: Terra Nova

Cartography:
Martin Waldseemuller

As far as Christopher Columbus was concerned, during his four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, he never discovered New World, … See more Terra Nova

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1548: Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova

Cartography:
Giacomo Gastaldi

Nueva Hispania – New Spain – was the first viceroyalty created to govern the Spanish-claimed territories in North America. Covering … See more Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova

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1597: Hispania Nova

Cartography:
Cornelis Wytfliet

From the first Atlas of the New World, compiled by Wytfliet and printed in Louvain, Belgium.

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1601/1601: Descripcion de las Yndias del Norte

Cartography:
Antonio de Herrera

Antonio de Herrera was the historiographer and cartographer for King Phillip II of Spain, and this outline map of portions … See more Descripcion de las Yndias del Norte

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1662: Audience de Mexico

Cartography:
Nicolas d'Abbeville Sanson

One of the earliest regional maps of Mexico, including the Yucatan and part of Central America.  From the 1662 edition … See more Audience de Mexico

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1688: America Settentrionale

Cartography:
Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

This was one of the most influential maps of North America published in the late 17th Century. Coronelli was a … See more America Settentrionale

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1703/1708: Carte du Mexique et de la Floride

Cartography:
Guillaume Del'Isle

This map, by French cartographer Guillaume Del’Isle (1675-1726), shows both the Mississippi River and the Rio Grande, thus making it … See more Carte du Mexique et de la Floride