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Exploring the Past, Engaging the Future

Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547/Praeclara Ferdina[n]di Cortesii. Nuremberg: Fridericum Peypus, 1524.

The first published plan of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán (present-day Mexico City) and a map of the Gulf of Mexico, the first map with the name “Florida” (on the panhandle), are contained in this book documenting the exploits of Hernando Cortés, the soldier and adventurer who in 1519-21 conquered for Spain what is now central and southern Mexico. (Courtesy of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation)