The European Discovery of the Pacific


Subject:
Maps , Geology , Geography , Water , Oceans , Oceans , Historical Maps

Description:
This version of a talk by a cartographic historian discusses the European discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Nunez de Balboa in September 1513 and how a 1507 world map published in Strasbourg appears to show "America North and South as two very large island-continents ... and beyond them lies an ocean stretching some thousands of miles west." Includes image of the 1507 map. From a UK retailer of maps and travel books.

Creator:
Whitfield, Peter

Publisher:
Stanfords Books and Maps

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.stanfords.co.uk/articles/mad-about-maps/the-european-discovery-of-the-pacific,125,AR.html


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