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1621 - Asia

Map makerSizeMap IDCondition
A Magini 200 x 270 mmD1 / M322 / I288Very good condition. Hand coloured

The map focuses on Asia. New Guinea is also shown to be divided, showing the strait (Endeavour Strait) that would soon be lost until Cook traveled through it in 1770. It can also be assumed that the land on the other side of the strait would be Australia or in this case the fabled continent of Terra Australis. Australia had only been ‘discovered’ some 16 years earlier. From Ptolemy's ''Geografia Cioe Descrittione Universale Della Terra Partita... edited by Antonio Magini Padovano. Paolo & Francesco Galignani Frateli.

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