JCB Map Collection
Cabinet G56 Fo
La Descrittione di tutto il Peru
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Map of South America, including the Caribbean islands and the tip of Florida. Cartographic elements include lines of latitude, wind rose, and topographical details.
R.V. Tooley, "Maps in Italian Atlases of the Sixteenth Century," III (1939) Imago Mundi, p. 12-47, item #93.
This is the first map to show the interior of South America in great, although often faulty, detail. Forlani was a noted sixteenth-century Italian mapmaker, as well as a publisher of maps.
Paolo di Forlani