Like Buy Share View in Room Title Americae Nova Tabula, 1617 Artist Willem Janszoon Blaeu Ref GM732 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 28" x 22" (71 x 56 cm) Paper Size 28" x 22" (71 x 56 cm) Price $240.00 £144.00 $240.00 €252.00 Add to basket Description This is an important and significant map by one of the world's finest cartographers. It was used by Blaeu as the standard map of America throughout the 17th century. The map’s appeal stems from its illustrations of native inhabitants and cities of Central and South America, including Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. The geography of North America is typical for this period, showing much of the 16th century exploration as well as Henry Hudson's discoveries in the early 17th century. The map was created when there was little knowledge of the interior; there are only hints of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River is cut off by a great cross-country mountain range. In the west, California is shown as a peninsula, in contrast to most other cartographers of this period who depict it as an island.