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Number: 779
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1513
Title: Tabula Moderna Secunde Porcion
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Strasbourg
Height: 34.0
Width: 48.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 46,600,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Martin Waldseemuller
Publisher: Johannes Schott
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 4.0
Southernmost Latitude: -34.5
Westernmost Longitude:
Easternmost Longitude:
Measurement Notes: Longitude estimates are not available.
Notes: From the 1513 edition of the ancient Ptolemy Atlas which here included several contemporary maps of which Africa was newly updated to include the Portugese landmarks in southern Africa. Earlier in 1507, this group of prominent mathematicians gathered in St.Die near Strasbourg and produced the earliest world map to name ?America? including the first definitive depiction of a western hemisphere, the only example of which is now in the Library of Congress. [The scale was estimated based on the latitude. ]
Last updated: Nov 1, 2015