Forlani. La descrittione di tutto il Peru. [Venice, c.1562]
La descrittione di tutto il Peru. [Venice: Paolo Forlani, c.1562]
512 x 357mm., engraved map of South America, trimmed to neatline and remargined, strengthened at folds, a few repaired holes, two minor areas of loss
THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE DELINEATION OF SOUTH AMERICA TO APPEAR IN PRINT AND THE ONLY LAFRERI SCHOOL MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA.
A landmark in the mapping of South America, this is the largest and most detailed delineation of that continent published to date. Unfortunately, with the rise of Antwerp as a major cartographical centre, this map did not have the long-term influence it deserves, although it is a standard feature of Italian atlases of the period.
The map also includes most of the West Indies and the southern extremity of Florida.
Meurer, Strabo Illustratus Atlas 190 (ill.); Tooley, Maps in Italian Atlases 93; Woodward, Maps and Prints of Paolo Forlani 11; Woodward, Paolo Forlani map 3
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