17th century map of Europe

17th century map of Europe

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Europe, 17th century Dutch map. The known lands of Europe are accurately mapped, but the Arctic lands at top left are still mostly unknown. Historical information (in Latin) is given at top right. This map was by Joducus Hondius. It first appeared in his 1606 edition of an atlas that continued the work of Gerard Mercator.

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