“America Sive Novi Orbis,” from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
First published in 1570, Ortelius’ map of America presents a Christianized image of Mexico (“Hispania Nova” or New Spain) and its cities and towns, many of which are represented by church towers and spires. Mexico-Tenuchtitlan (Tenochtitlan) is located on Lake Texcoco. A Dutchman, Ortelius dedicated his atlases to Philip II, King of Spain and the Netherlands.
Newberry Library: Vault Oversize Ayer G1006 .T515 1580