Tuesday, August 14, 2007

World Map 16th Century

Description: The Cantino planisphere is the earliest surviving map showing the new Portuguese discoveries in the world, including a fragmentary record of the Brazilian coast. The antique map is named after the Italian Alberto Cantino, who smuggled it from Portugal to Italy in 1502.

(Highest res.: png, 3528 x 1656 pixel, 72 dpi, file size: 11,8 MB)