Map of the minor Antilles.
This map of the Antilles was published in 1662 in the 11th part of Joan Blaeu's (1598-1673) 'Atlas Maior'.
The indigenous population of the Caribbean region called themselves 'Canibales'. They ate human flesh, which was considered so unusual that the name 'Canibales' came to be used as the name for consumers of human flesh in almost every language.
Blaeu sr., Joan
Canibales Insulae Blaeu sr., Joan
42 x 54 cm
|location(s)||Isla la Tortuga Punta de Araya Plymouth Anguilla San Juan|
- Blaeu, Joan [ed. Peter van der Krogt], Atlas Maior (Keulen, 1665)