"NOVA ORBIS TABVLA, IN LVCEM EDITA," Frederico de Wit, 1670. This spectacular map of the world by de Wit is one of the most attractive of its time. The beautifully composed scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zoadiac in a balanced and naturalistic way. The map appeared in atlases published by De Wit and also in composite atlases by Visscher, Jansson's heirs, and others. (Rodney W. Shirley, The Mapping of the World).
June 26th, 1541 - Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador, died at 70. In Lima, Peru on 26 June 1541 "a group of twenty heavily armed supporters of Diego Almagro II stormed Pizarro's palace, assassinated him, and then forced the terrified city council to appoint young Almagro as the new governor of Peru", according to Burkholder and Johnson. http://www.thefuneralsource.org/deathiversary/june/26.html