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Map by Ortelius, Abraham, (1527-1598), showing North America circa 1581…

Hand colored maps showing Great Lakes region of North America…

Beginning in 1606, Dutch cartographer Hondius used the plates of his predecessor Mercator to reissue Mercator’s Atlas. Editions of the Atlas were also printed long after Hondius died in 1612. This map is most likely from a French edition published…

Map from : Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum C. Wytfliet. Louvain : J. Bogardi, 1597.