World Map 1636

World Map 1636

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Caption: A world map from the Admiralty Collection, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). This map was made in 1636 by Henri le Roy and was published in 1637 by Michael van Lochom. It is based on an earlier world map from 1617 by Jodocus Hondius. Henri le Roy added decorative engravings and borders to represent, in the secular iconography of the time, different places and continents. The horse and reindeer stand in for Europe, the camel for Asia, an elephant for Africa and a crocodile for the Americas. The map appeared in Nicholas Tassin's atlas, 'Cartes Generales,' in 1637.

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Keywords: 17th century, 17th century map, admiralty collection, ancient, ancient map, atlas, cartography, earth science, henri le roy, historical, history, le roy, map, mapping, maps, old, old map, sciences, ukho, world map

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