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The Armillary Sphere (Armillaris Sphaerae cum habitabili descriptio). From a Latin translation of Ptolemy by W.Pirckheimer (Claudii Ptolomaei geographicae enarrationes libri octo, Bilibaldo Pirckeymero interprete), published by Johannes Grueninger for Johannes Koberger, Strassburg, 30 March 1525. Woodcut, 267 x 261mm. (fol. M3v.)
Map of Hispaniola, 1633. The island of Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Espaņola) is the second-largest island of the Antilles, lying east of Cuba. Christopher Columbus arrived there on December 5, 1492, and on his second voyage in 1493 founded the first Spanish colony in the New World on it.