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Historical Map of the World - Cantino Planisphere - 1503

Cantino Planisphere

The Cantino Planishpere is the oldest known map showing Portugal's geographic discoveries in the eastern and western hemispheres. The map is notable for being the first map to feature the eastern Amercian coast.

The map is named after Alberto Cantino, an operative for the Duke of Ferrara, for successfully stealing the map from Portugal and taking it to Italy.

The map is also notable for being one of the first maps to feature detailed depictions of the African coast of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.