Discovery & Exploration: Map of Americas 1562


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    John Garrett


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This map of the Western Hemisphere depicting North and South America, created by Diego Gutiérrez (fl. 1554-1569) for King Phillip of Spain. It is found on the American Memory Project's Map Collection website. This section focuses on maps which reflect the European Age of Discoveries, dating from the late 15th century to the 17th century when Europeans were concerned primarily with determining the outline of the continents as they explored and mapped the coastal areas and the major waterways . These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection. The map can be downloaded for use in the classroom. Less

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