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VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Map - Greater Antilles, 1609
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Abraham Ortelius, 1527-1598.
Hispaniolae, Cvbae, Aliarvmqve, Insvla Rvm circvmiacientivm, delineatio.
Amsterdam, 1609.

The lower map shows South Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and islands south to Martinique. The top map shows part of Mexico.

The Flemish mapmaker Ortelius published the first modern world atlas in 1570, with revised editions continuing to 1612. This map comes from that atlas.

From the Robert C. Rogers Collection.

Image no. 1996-916-103

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