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Section of Waldseemuller's Carta Marina, 1516

Section of Waldseemuller's Carta Marina, 1516

C032/2807

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Section of Waldseemuller's Carta Marina. This is the top right corner of the 1516 Carta Marina world map, produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller (c.1470-1520). This section shows north-eastern Asia, with a text block titled 'Terra Mongal', referring to the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Emperor is shown at upper right. 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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