1570: Ortellus World Map

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1570: Ortellus World Map

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1st map of the world printed in an atlas. 

This map published by Abraham Ortelius shows the mythical NW passage which was the purpose of Captain Cook’s 3rd and final voyage when he first discovered Hawaii.  It also shows Terra Australias incognita “ Great Southern unknown land”.

Some European scientists at this time felt this land mass explained why the world sat upright.

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