Yale’s 1491 world map

Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer working in Florence in the late 15th century, produced a highly detailed map of the known world. According to experts, there is strong evidence that Christopher Columbus studied this map and that it influenced his thinking before his fateful voyage.

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Type: map
Creator: Henricus Martellus
Date: 1491
Location: Italy
Continent: Europe
Keywords: Columbus, world map, globe