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Gutiérrez, the Americas, 1562

Chartmaker Diego Gutiérrez shows the Spanish Empire in all its glory. This was made for the approval of Philip II, shown in the guise of Neptune, borne aloft the turbulent Atlantic. He is surrounded by sea monsters, animals and attributes of empire. The artistry of such maps enabled their messages to reach Europe's elite.

D. Gutiérrez and H. Cock : Antwerp, 1562
Engraving : BL Maps *69810.(18)

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