cf. Burden 15 (1548 edition); Palau 67454 (note); Sabin 12351 (1572 edition); Shirley, The Mapping of the World 86A
an important work on chronography and astrology containing one of the earliest maps of the americas.
Chaves was appointed to the chair of Cosmography at the Casa de Contratación in 1552, and was also a notable mathematician and poet. There were many editions of this work published between 1548 and 1588, not all of them including the map (here on f.95v), and all are rare. "The cartography is very basic but does show knowledge of some of the latest geographical findings: the Gulf of California and Cartier's expeditions in Canada. The Yucatan is correctly shown as a peninsula'' (Burden).
At the end (ff.270r-272v) are tables giving latitude and longitude for towns and cities, including those in the New World.
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