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Montanus, (fl. 1670-1671) Insulae Americanae in Oceeano Septentrionali cum Terris adiacenibus [Map of the Americas]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09789 Author/Creator: Montanus, (fl. 1670-1671) Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: 1671 Pagination: 1 map ; 30.6 x 36.5 cm.

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Summary of Content: A map entitled, "Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum Terris adiacenibus" dated circa 1671. The map features Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, the island of Espanolia which is modern day Haiti and Dominican Republic, Jamacia, Puerto Rico and many small islands. The map features the countries and cities on the coast of Central America and South America; Honduras, Nicaragua, Cartagena, S. Martha and Venezuela. Also along the coast and within the islands many cities are named. There are images in the top left and bottom right corners of indigenous people working and leaving to hunt, as well as some colonizers watching them. Originally published in an atlas by Montanus entitled, "De nieuwe en onbekende wereld."

Background Information: Montanus was a Jesuit priest and headmaster at the Latin school of Schoonhoven.

People: Montanus, fl. 1670-1671

Historical Era: The Americas to 1620

Subjects: Puerto RicoCentral AmericaCubaHaitiColonization

Sub Era: Exploration

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