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World map in the form of globe gores

<I>World map in the form of globe gores</I>

Alonzo de Santa Cruz (d. 1572) is the most renowned of the cartographers of the Council of Indian Affairs - Casa de Contratación - in Seville entrusted with the Padrón Real, the great and exemplary Spanish map of the discoveries in the New World. Of the very few of his works which are preserved, two are in Sweden, probably having been acquired by Johan Gabriel Sparfvenfeldt during his 1689-94 jour…