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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas

Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Jerónimo de Chaves,
Chronographia o repertorio de los tiepos, el mas copioso y preciso q hasta ahora ha salido a luz.

Seville: Juan Guttierrez, 1566.

The Spanish, fearing trade rivals, were notoriously secretive about the particulars of their overseas empire. At the top of the list of contraband were maps. By the middle of the 16th century, however, the world outside of Spain had many different ways of gaining access to cartographic information on the New World, so that Spain's monopoly was patently mythic. Nevertheless, it is rare to find the kind of geographical detail one does in Chaves's work on universal chronology. In addition to a treatment of the nature and passage of time, the text contains the longitudes and latitudes of cities in the New World.

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New World Lands in Print

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