Date:

1597

Title:

FLORIDA et APALCHE

Cartographer:

Wytfliet, Corneille (d.1597)

Summary:

Published in Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum. Louvain. 1597. Printed by Jan Bogaerd with 19 maps of America.

This was probably the first printed atlas devoted exclusively to the Americas. Later editions were printed in Latin and French.

Wytfliet was a Flemish geographer who became Secretary to the Council of Brabant.

The general shape of the image is probably based on the de Soto map and is similar to the Chavez map of 1584. Florida extends west then south into what is now Mexico and north to include mountains with Apalche in the northeast. This is the first printed map to show C. de Florida, Cap de Canaveral and the area of the Everglades labeled "Aquatio".

This is one of the most popular maps of Florida and it (or a later one by Johannes Metellus in 1600 in America sive novus orbis) is still available for collectors.

Note:

Image scanned from an original map in a private collection.

References: Burden (1996), Stevens (1970), Tooley (2003, 2004).

Coverage Time:

1500s