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The oldest known map of Constantinople (ca. 1420!) by Cristoforo Buondelmonti: Bibl. Medicea Laurenziana Plut. 29.25

oldest known map Constantinople (ca. by Cristoforo Buondelmonti)

Cosmographia, by Sebastian Munster, 1544 and later editions

Cosmographia, by Sebastian Munster, 1544 and later editions

World map of the Portuguese cartographer Domingo Teixeira drawn in 1573 with the sea routes of Vasco da Gama and Hernando de Magallanes. Moreover the map shows the the meridian of Tordesillas, which devided the new discovered lands between Spain and Portugal

World Map Century. World map of the Portuguese cartographer Domingo Teixeira drawn in 1573 with the sea routes of Vasco da Gama and Hernando de Magallanes.

"Terra Brasilis" by Portuguese astronomer and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in 1519, a few years after the beginning of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.

"Terra Brasilis" by Portuguese astronomer and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in a few years after the beginning of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.