Section of Waldseemuller's Carta Marina, 1516

Section of Waldseemuller's Carta Marina, 1516

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Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Geography and Map Division/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Section of Waldseemuller's Carta Marina. This is the third section of the bottom row of the 1516 Carta Marina world map, produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller (c.1470-1520). This section shows southern Africa and Madagascar, with the Portuguese ruler King Manuel I (1469-1521) depicted ruling the waves. This map expanded upon Waldseemuller's earlier work of 1507. There are numerous illustrations of mythological creatures and travel stories. Text blocks (in Latin) describe different regions, and the border includes representations of the winds. The red grid lines were added by the map's owner, Johannes Schoner. For all 12 sections of this map, see images C032/2804 to C032/2815. For the map as a whole, see image C032/2803.

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