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"You could hold the whole world in your hands if you cradled this ostrich egg. Its carved surface shows what is thought to be the oldest known depiction of the New World on a globe" — wow!
Centuries-Old Drawings of Europe's Greatest Sea Monsters
Centuries-Old Drawings of Europe's Greatest Sea Monsters Two giant fishes attacking a ship off the coast of America, in a map from the first true modern atlas named Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, written by Abraham Ortelius, first printed in 1570
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Ancient map rendering of mythological sea creatures.
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1572, Gerard Mercator The man who gave us the Mercator Projection produced more than a projection. He also produced pictures of sea monsters. This monster looks whimsical, with a face resembling a bird's. Five proboscidian trunks sprout from the sea monster's head, all blowing water, steam or mist. Its back end is a fairly standard-issue coiling sea-serpent tail.
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The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - Abraham Ortelius - The World (Typus Orbis Terrarum) Hand-colored copperplate engraving