|Title:||Florida et Apalche Map|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Map (1597) of Florida and the Southeast by Cornelius Wytfliet, extending from Cuba to North Carolina (21- 41. North Latitude; 287- 308 West Longitude) excised from Descriptionis Ptolemaeici augmentum, the first atlas of America. 9 x 11.25 x .125 inches. Crown watermark on verso. Hand colored, ca. 19th century.|
September 6, 2002, 1 item, 0.0001 cubic feet; Florida et Apalche, by Cornelius Wytfliet, a map (1597) of Florida and the Southeast Coast of North America, extending from Cuba to North Carolina (21- 41. North Latitude; 287- 308West Longitude) excised from Wytfliet's Descriptiones Ptolemaicae Augmentum, siue Occidentis Notitia Brevi Commentario. (Louvain, Tijpis Iohannis Bogardi, 1597), the first atlas of America which contained 19 maps of North America. Crown watermark on verso. Hand colored, ca. 19th century. 9" x 11.25" x .125" . Donor: Langford Endowment Fund.
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Florida et Apalche Map (#MC0027), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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According to a noted historical cartographer, "Wytfliet's maps were among the first to concentrate on facts rather than legends, on geography rather than political demarcations." Along with Johannus Metellus' map of 1598, one of only 3 printed maps of the southern United States published in the 16th century. Purchased from Richard B. Arkway (8/6/2002); Appraised by Lynn Roundtree (Armadillo Books, 8/31/2002)
Based on the Ortelius / de Chaves map of 1584 and Hernando de Soto's explorations of 1539-1542. Along with Johannus Metellus' map of 1598, one of only 3 printed maps of the southern United States published in the 16th century. Purchased from Richard B. Arkway (8/6/2002); Appraised by Lynn Roundtree (Armadillo Books, 8/31/2002)
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