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World Map

<I>Esta Carta general en plano hizo Sancho Gutierrez cosmographo (World Map)</I>

The large hand-drawn map of the world by Sancho Gutiérrez (1516-1580) is a copy of a formerly top secret and constantly updated document from the Casa de la Contradación (Spanish colonial administrative office). It was designed in the style of late medieval nautical charts (portulan charts), although the interior of the continents and isles are full of numerous toponyms and geographical details su…