A 1572 view of the town of Cusco in Peru, then one of the largest cities in the Americas. The view shows the indigenous Inca king being carried in his elevated chair near the town center.
In the Atlas this map came out of the author wrote “The capital of Peru in the south of the New World is Cusco, a city so large, powerful, and beautiful that it can easily rank alongside the most important cities in Spain and France”.
Full map – www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/78302
kAlways a treat to see how things looked way back when.