Argentina, by C. van Wytfliet.
Plata Americae Provincia., 1607.
Old map of Argentina, by C. van Wytfliet.
Date of the first edition: 1597
Date of this map: 1607
Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 23 x 29cm (9 x 11.3 inches)
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 3, 9910:371.
From: Histoire Universelle des Indes Occidentales. Douai, Françoes Fabri, 1607. (Van der Krogt 3, 371:12)
In 1597 Cornelis van Wytfliet published his Augmentum to Ptolemy's Geography. This is true in as much as it covers all the Americas, a part of the world unknown to the latter; however, no other connection between them exists. Dedicated to Philip III of Spain it is a history of the New World to date, recording its discovery, natural history etc. For the book Wytfliet had engraved nineteen maps, by whom we do not know, one of the world and eighteen regional maps of the Americas. As such this book can be truly called the first atlas of America. It was an immediate success and ran to several editions. (Burden)