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BookHistoria general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Islas i Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano, "En quatro decadas desde el año de 1492 hasta el de 1531. De cada primera al Rey Nu[est]ro Señor." Each volume (8 "decades" and Descripción de las Indias Ocidentales) has special engraved t.p. Engraved borders on title pages incorporate portraits of Inca leaders and prominent Spaniards, New World landscapes and historical vignettes. The first 4 decades and the Descripción were printed in 1601 by ...
- Contributor: Herrera Y Tordesillas, Antonio De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1601
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MapMap of America by Diego Ribero 1529. Spanish; title in English. Pen-and-ink and blue watercolor, mounted on cloth, mounted on paper. Traced from a map by Diego Ribero. On label affixed in upper right corner: 41. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Ribero, Diego - Kohl, J. G.
- Date: 1529
MapAmericae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio Covers North and South America with the adjacent seas. Relief shown pictorially. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, no. 1303. Originally printed on 6 sheets. Described in Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, v. 6, no. 3 (May 1949), p. 18-20. Includes texts in cartouche, statements of dedication, coats-of-arms, ill. of allegorical figure "Victoria", and ill. of sailing ships at sea and ...
- Contributor: Gutiérrez, Diego - Cock, Hieronymus - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1562
Map[Map of the Western Hemisphere] Title plate to Nova Reperta, a series of engravings after drawings by Stradanus published by Galle in Antwerp. Shows Christopher Columbus pointing to a map of the Western Hemisphere. New France and Florida are indicated in North America. In addition to the map, notable developments in science and technology of the late 16th century are illustrated. Mounted on paper. LC copy imperfect: Margins trimmed. ...
- Contributor: Straet, Jan Van Der - Galle, Théodore
- Date: 1590