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Map of the world by Fra Mauro, 1459 Spain, Portugal and Northern Africa. Fra Mauro was a 15th-century Venetian monk. In his youth, Mauro traveled as a merchant and a soldier. Although he was no longer free to travel, due to his religious status, he would consult with merchants of the city upon their return from voyages. By 1450 he composed a great mappamundi with surprising accuracy, including extensive written comments reflecting the geographic knowledge of his time.

Map Spain Portugal, Northen Africa by Mapamundi de Fra Mauro 1459

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Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri Mappamondo borgiano (1430 ca.) Il cosiddetto mappamondo borgiano della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Borgiano XVI) o Tavola di Velletri.   #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Ancient World Maps: "Mappa mundi Borgia" or "Tavola di Velletri" is an engraved world map oriented with south at the top created in the first half of the century (ca. by an unknown author.

Map of Great Britain, Europe and North West Africa. Detail from Portugaliae Monumenta (vellum) Cartographica, an account of the discoveries of Fernao Gomez from 1470-75, 1563

Map of Great Britain, Europe and North West Africa. Detail from Portugaliae Monumenta (vellum) Cartographica, an account of the discoveries of Fernao Gomez from 1563

O reconhecimento do Novo Mundo Este portulano, Atlas Miller (1519) apresenta os índios ao lado de uma hidra que domina as regiões desconhecidas do interior. As armas de Portugal vigiam este vasto território, e abaixo, um índio sentado sobre os calcanhares, com os braços estendidos, vigia a entrada do Rio da Prata. A legenda diz: "Os habitantes tem a pele escura, selvagens e são muito cruéis. eles se alimentam de carne humana. Eles também são hábeis no uso de arcos e flechas. Neste país ...

"Terra Brasilis" by Portuguese astronomer and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in a few years after the beginning of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.

Map of Sicily, from 'Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn' (The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes), a 12th/13th century cosmographical manuscript composed in Egypt

Sicily map from century Islamic manuscript at Bodleian Library So many interesting arabic maps

Map of America. 16th-century

Accurately depicts the Caribbean and the Pacific off the coasts of Central America.

John Tallis, 1851, the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers & Mountains in the Eastern Hemisphere

Principal Waterfalls - Islands, Lakes, Rivers & Mountains in Eastern Hemisphere - John Tallis, 1851

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