Map: The New World (1614)



In celebration of my arrival in Nicaragua, here’s what Latin America—the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru—looked like in 1614 according to the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius (courtesy of the Lilly Library, Indiana University).


[N.B. This is not an official Department of State website or blog. The views and information presented are my own and do not represent the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.]

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