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Europe, 16th century nautical map Featured Battista Agnese Print

Europe, 16th century nautical map

Nautical map of Europe, 1544 copy of Agnese Atlas. Several copies of this atlas were produced between 1536 and 1564, in Venice, by the Italian mapmaker Battista Agnese. The red lines crossing the map (thumb lines) centre on the compass rose at centre of the map, and are used to show distances between points on the map. As a nautical map, only details of the Mediterranean and Western European coasts are shown. The north and Baltic Sea coasts are not labelled. The Baltic coasts and British Isles are not mapped accurately. This edition of the atlas was dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St Vaast, Arras, France. It eventually reached the US Library of Congress in 1943

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Magellans route, 16th century map Featured Battista Agnese Print

Magellans route, 16th century map

Magellan's route around the world, in a 1544 copy of the Agnese Atlas. Magellan's route is shown as a dark line. Ferdinand Magellan (c.1480-1521) set sail from Seville, Spain, in August 1519 with five ships. He sailed south and west around the tip of South America and then sailed for 100 days across the Pacific. Magellan died in the Philippines, and only a single ship completed the circumnavigation, returning to Spain in September 1522. The lighter line shows a route across the Atlantic from Spain to Central America and then to Peru. Twelve wind cherubs are also shown. This atlas was produced in Venice by Italian mapmaker Battista Agnese. The US Library of Congress acquired this edition in 1943

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