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Finely detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of the World printed on acid-free, 100% cotton fine art paper with a smooth matte finish and archival pigment inks.

Available Sizes:
12"x20" print on 12"x20" paper (no borders)
12"x20" print on 13"x21" paper (plus 1/2" borders)

Map Title: Vniversale Descrittione di Tvtta la Terra Conoscivta Fin Qvi (Universal Description of the Known World)
Map Year: 1565
Mapmaker: Paolo Forlani

Map Description
This beautifully executed map of the world is a prime example of the Italian printing style, and shows a vast land covering the southernmost region of the world. The continent at the South Pole was still only hypothesized in the 16th century, and this map shows the conception at that time was of a land far larger and extending much further north than in reality. The land at the South Pole is populated with both real and mythical creatures, including an elephant, camel, unicorn, and griffin, among others. The seas are full of sailing vessels and fanciful sea creatures. The map also shows the western part of North America connected directly to Asia.

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Antique Map of the World (1565) by Paolo Forlani - Archival Reproduction

$40.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Cotton Rag Paper, Archival Pigment Ink
  • Made to order
  • Ships from Colorado, United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 204 reviews
  • Favorited by: 83 people