Map Description: 1540 Map Nova, et integra universi orbis descriptio Nova, et integra vniversi orbis descriptio Fine, an eminent French cartographer, created this unique double cordiform or heart-shaped projection, emphasizing the northern and southern hemispheres. The European, Asian and African continents were prominently placed in the center of the left (northern) cordum. However, his treatment of the Americas was somewhat more tentative. By splitting the new World discoveries along the left edge of the northern cordum, it was not obvious that he had depicted these lands as a large peninsula attached to the Asian mainland. While this depiction contradicted Waldseemu?ller's model, Fine did retain the name America, which appears in the southern part of South America, in the right (southern) cordum. This portion of the Map |is dominated by a continent that was still speculative. Fine labeled it, "Terra Australis," based on Magellan's relatively recent passage through the strait at t Latin Map of | Notes: Double cordiform map of the world. Relief shown pictorially. From Pomponius Mela's De orbis situ, Paris, 1540. State 4.Subjects: World maps--Early works to 1800 Nova, et integra vniversi orbis descriptio
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