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|Year of Origin:||1513|
|Title:||Tabula Moderna Secunde Porcion|
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|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|