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North Atlantic region. North Atlantic Ocean, from an atlas ('Taboas geraes de toda a navegacao') by 17th-century Portuguese cartographer Joao Teixeira Albernaz. This map includes details of the coasts of Europe, northern and western Africa, northern South America, and eastern North America. Also shown are a compass rose, a scale bar, rhumb lines, and mountains and rivers. Features include the 'Rio de Canada' (Gulf of St Lawrence) in Canada, two large rivers in Africa (Senegal River and Gambia River), Greenland (top), the Caribbean (lower left) and the Canary and Cape Verde islands.
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