JCB Map Collection
Codex Sp 7 / 1-SIZE
[Descripcion dela Audiencia de la Española.]
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21.4 cm. [both pages]
manuscript map; following leaf 7
Map of the audiencia of Hispaniola showing Florida, the Caribbean islands, and the northern part of South America. Cartographic elements include locations of islands, sea banks or shoals, and the Tropic of Cancer. Items in the image are numbered for identification in key at top right.
Lopez de Velasco, Juan
Demarcacion y diuision de las Yndias
The maps in this manuscript (a summary of a larger work by the author, a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish cartographer) of the various colonial Spanish tribunals were copied and expanded by Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas in his Historia general, Madrid, 1601. This manuscript postdates a copy in the Biblioteca national in Madrid (which was made after 1570), but predates the publication of Herrera's book.Image title taken from the verso of the map.
John Carter Brown Library, Annual Report, 1936, p. 10-13