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Waldseemuller's Carta Marina of 1516

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Waldseemüller labels North America as "Terra de Cuba, Asie Partis." What he had previously described as the "new world" is now considered part of Asia.

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Waldseemüller labels North America as "Terra de Cuba, Asie Partis." What he had previously described as the "new world" is now considered part of Asia.

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The 1507 map portrayed the oceans as a place of danger, or at least an unknown place, while the 1516 map portrayed the oceans as places that could be controlled by humans. This is especially evident in an image of King Manuel of Portugal riding a sea monster indicating Portugal's control of the route around Africa to India.

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The 1507 map portrayed the oceans as a place of danger, or at least an unknown place, while the 1516 map portrayed the oceans as places that could be controlled by humans. This is especially evident in an image of King Manuel of Portugal riding a sea monster indicating Portugal's control of the route around Africa to India.

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Columbus and Vespucci both named here...can also see Ptolemy two rows below.

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Columbus and Vespucci both named here...can also see Ptolemy two rows below.

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1516 Carta Marina Reddit

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1516 Carta Marina Plate Legend

Legend for the 12 plates of the Carta Marina

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Waldseemüller labels North America as "Terra de Cuba, Asie Partis." What he had previously (in the 1507 map) described as the "new world" is now considered part of Asia.

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Waldseemüller labels North America as "Terra de Cuba, Asie Partis." What he had previously (in the 1507 map) described as the "new world" is now considered part of Asia.

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 01

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 02

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 03

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Van Duzer described this gruesome scene in his talk.

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Van Duzer described this gruesome scene in his talk.

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A variety of fantastical beings are shown here.

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A variety of fantastical beings are shown here.

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Exotic royalty...an offering of a limb?

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Exotic royalty...an offering of a limb?

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 04

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South America was often portrayed as the land of the cannibals. Sebastian Muenster also has maps showing cannibals.

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South America was often portrayed as the land of the cannibals. Sebastian Muenster also has maps showing cannibals.

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 05

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An exotic looking Rhinoceros...is it related to a rhinoceros drawn by Alfred Durer?

Wikipedia - Durer's Rhinoceros

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An exotic looking Rhinoceros...is it related to a rhinoceros drawn by Alfred Durer?

Wikipedia - Durer's Rhinoceros

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 06

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I believe this is Moses at Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments.

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I believe this is Moses at Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments.

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Appears to be island of Zanzibar and i'm not sure what the pac-man-like shape with dots around it is.

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Appears to be island of Zanzibar and i'm not sure what the pac-man-like shape with dots around it is.

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 07

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 08

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 09

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 10

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The 1507 map portrayed the oceans as a place of danger, or at least an unknown place, while the 1516 map portrayed the oceans as places that could be controlled by humans. This is especially evident in an image of King Manuel of Portugal riding a sea monster indicating Portugal's control of the route around Africa to India.

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The 1507 map portrayed the oceans as a place of danger, or at least an unknown place, while the 1516 map portrayed the oceans as places that could be controlled by humans. This is especially evident in an image of King Manuel of Portugal riding a sea monster indicating Portugal's control of the route around Africa to India.

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 11

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Naked royalty.

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Naked royalty.

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1516 Carta Marina LOC Plate 12

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When Columbus made landfall in 1492, he thought he had discovered the eastern part of Asia or the East Indies. He continued to believe this until his death in 1506. The explorer Amerigo Vespucci participated in at least two voyages between 1494 and 1504, to both North and South America. He contended that the land that was discovered was a new continent and not Asia. In 1503 and 1505, two widely read books were published by Vespucci, stating his claim that the "new world" was indeed new and not Asia. Seen in that light, it would make sense that Waldseemüller, just two years later, in 1507, would thank Vespucci for his discovery of the "new world."

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When Columbus made landfall in 1492, he thought he had discovered the eastern part of Asia or the East Indies. He continued to believe this until his death in 1506. The explorer Amerigo Vespucci participated in at least two voyages between 1494 and 1504, to both North and South America. He contended that the land that was discovered was a new continent and not Asia. In 1503 and 1505, two widely read books were published by Vespucci, stating his claim that the "new world" was indeed new and not Asia. Seen in that light, it would make sense that Waldseemüller, just two years later, in 1507, would thank Vespucci for his discovery of the "new world."

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When Columbus made landfall in 1492, he thought he had discovered the eastern part of Asia or the East Indies. He continued to believe this until his death in 1506. The explorer Amerigo Vespucci participated in at least two voyages between 1494 and 1504, to both North and South America. He contended that the land that was discovered was a new continent and not Asia. In 1503 and 1505, two widely read books were published by Vespucci, stating his claim that the "new world" was indeed new and not Asia. Seen in that light, it would make sense that Waldseemüller, just two years later, in 1507, would thank Vespucci for his discovery of the "new world."

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When Columbus made landfall in 1492, he thought he had discovered the eastern part of Asia or the East Indies. He continued to believe this until his death in 1506. The explorer Amerigo Vespucci participated in at least two voyages between 1494 and 1504, to both North and South America. He contended that the land that was discovered was a new continent and not Asia. In 1503 and 1505, two widely read books were published by Vespucci, stating his claim that the "new world" was indeed new and not Asia. Seen in that light, it would make sense that Waldseemüller, just two years later, in 1507, would thank Vespucci for his discovery of the "new world."

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This is Ptolemy, who lived from 100 to 170AD and whose work became the foundation of modern day cartography, beginning in the late 15th century.

Wikipedia - Ptolemy

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This is Ptolemy, who lived from 100 to 170AD and whose work became the foundation of modern day cartography, beginning in the late 15th century.

Wikipedia - Ptolemy

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1507 Waldseemueller LOC

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The lines on this chart are rhumb lines, which means they could be used for navigation because they represent a constant bearing line relative to magnetic north.

Wikipedia - Rhumb line

Wikipedia - Portolan chart

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The lines on this chart are rhumb lines, which means they could be used for navigation because they represent a constant bearing line relative to magnetic north.

Wikipedia - Rhumb line

Wikipedia - Portolan chart

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1513 Waldseemuller The World Portolan Rosenwald LOC

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Septentrio is north in the classical compass winds.

Wikipedia - Classical compass winds

Wikipedia - Compass rose

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Septentrio is north in the classical compass winds.

Wikipedia - Classical compass winds

Wikipedia - Compass rose

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1513 Waldseemuller The World Ptolemy Rosenwald LOC
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