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The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps

includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand drawn, depict portions of five continents and were prepared by cartographers from Spain, Portugal, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Latin America countries, and the U.S., among others. The maps represent different national and political interests and perspectives, at various periods of time. (Library of Congress)

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This 17th century Dutch map of the coasts of North America and South America extending from Virginia through the Yucatan Peninsula to Guyana in South America

17th century Dutch map

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