From David Rumsey: "Hand colored in outline map of the world on Mercator's projection. surrounding the map include twelve Roman emperors at the top and bottom, with six groups of national figures and eight vignettes of principal cities at the sides, in the corners are female allegorical representations of the continents: Europa, Asia, America and Africa. Map showing discoveries around the Hudson Bay and the course of the St. Lawrence river. River extending to a small lake in the middle of North America. Tierra del Fuego is shown as a distinct landmass. The Straits of le Maire and Magellan, with the massive Magellanica Sive Terra Australis Incognita, California Coastline appears, heading north toward the Straits of Annian. Decorative cartouche in the upper left tells of the discovery of America by Columbus. Also showing cities and towns, vignettes of ships and sea monsters, rivers, lakes and mountains. Relief shown pictorially. The error of the date of 1592 for the discovery of America by Columbus indicates that this is a very early state of the map, perhaps the first."