Map of the Americas, 1660
17th century map of the Americas. Published in Amsterdam in 1660, this map by the Dutch cartographer Frederick de Witt (1630-1706) shows the geography of the Americas, the New World being explored by Europeans. The exploration of South America was well advanced by this stage, but large swathes of North America had yet to be mapped. The artworks across top show various cities, from left to right: Cusco (Peru); Tenochtitlan (labelled Mexico, now Mexico City); Olinda (Brazil); Havana (Cuba); San Domingo (Hispaniola); and Cartagena (Colombia). The artworks at left and right show natives of Virginia (north-eastern North America), Chile and Brazil, and the 'Magellanic' people of Patagonia.
© LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
UFOs over statues
UFOs over Easter Island statues. Computer artwork of spacecraft (unidentified flying objects, UFOs) hovering over moai statues. This could represent the belief that alien life forms visited Earth and imparted knowledge to ancient man. There are around 1000 statues that stand on Easter Island in the South Pacific, carved out of volcanic rock by islanders between 400 and 1500.
© VICTOR HABBICK VISIONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Vina del Mar, Chile - Panorama of Miramar
Panoramic view of the Miramar beach area of Via del Mar (Spanish for 'Vineyard of the Sea'), also known locally as La Ciudad Jardin (Spanish for 'The Garden City') - a Chilean commune and coastal city in Valparaso Province, Valparaso Region.
© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10291138
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