Map of America by Diego Ribero 1529.
Spanish; title in English.
Pen-and-ink and blue watercolor, mounted on cloth, mounted on paper.
Traced from a map by Diego Ribero.
On label affixed in upper right corner: 41.
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
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