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?1580, Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio, maker and place of origin unknown
Based on the work of Mercator, this map shows the increased knowledge and accuracy that resulted from sixteenth-century explorations. Although the Western Hemisphere is still a bit distorted, the location (if not the exact shape) of Australia is definite ly known. The verse at the bottom reads: "A large slice which depicts an aspect of the lands of the globe, a famous work drawn from the Artist: You are made able to see me, you will see an imitation of the globe duplicated in you - even you are like the world."

1607, Designatio Orbis Christiani, Jodocus Hondius, place of origin unknown.

1699, A New Map of the World, According to Marcator's [sic] projection, Shewing the Course of Capt. Cowley's Voyage Round it, London, H. Moll

1703, Repraesentatio Geographica Itineris Maritimi... Munich, H. Scherer
A view from the North Pole, showing the course of Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe.

1780, Planisphere suivant la projection de Mercator, maker and place of origin unknown.

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