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Hispanic Heritage Month: Map of the Americas by Diego Gutiérrez

1562.jpgIn 1562 Spanish cartographer Diego Gutiérrez created the largest, most complete print map of the Americas. Gutierrez used data collected by Spain during its explorations. The map included information on the people, settlements, and environment from the tip of South America to Labrador on the east cost. Gutiérrez's map was the largest engraved map of America to that time.

The Library of Congress' American Memory: Discovery and Exploration project includes a special presentation on the 1592 Map of the Americas, as well as images from the map's engravings.

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