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Facsimile of southern half of spherical map with Aethiopia (ie Africa) in centre

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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.

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(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/

Item Type: Other
Authors/Creators:Muller, Frederik
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
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