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Muller, Frederik (1554) Facsimile of southern half of spherical map with Aethiopia (ie Africa) in centre. UTAS Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

(Southern Ocean) 1554 (facsimile c 1895)
This is a facsimile of the southern half of a spherical map with Aethiopia
(ie Africa) in centre. In bottom border legend: 'Julius
de Musis Venet in Aes incidit MDLIIII'. Map shows in centre the
Aethipia Interior. Also shows Mountains of the Moon and sources of the
Nile, Mombaca, Zanziber, Sinus Barbaricus (Horn of Africa), Mozambique,
Caput Bonae Spei (Cape of Good Hope), and numerous rivers and capes. The map shows
Madagascar sive D. Laurenti; insula. other islands, Tristan
da Cuegna (Tristan da Cunha), and S. Helena (St Helena). On the west side part of South America,
on eastern top edge 'Taprobane'. The Tropic of Capricorn runs
through Africa. Some distance south of Africa is a strip of
land, much indented, showing rivers, mountains and inland waters
or marshes and 'Terra Australis adhue inexplorata'. The Antarctic
circle is within this and below is the 'Oceanus Antacticus glacialis'.
(Reproductions of Geographical Maps ed. Frederik Muller & Co.
Amsterdam). Royal Society Map Collection RS.Mp/2

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, world, maps
Publisher: UTAS Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Royal Society Collection > The Royal Society of Tasmania Map Collection
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 00:24
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 22:36
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