1587 map of the Americas, Pacific - by Abraham Ortelius

1587 map of the Americas, Pacific - by Abraham Ortelius

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“Very nice map.

“The passage at the bottom of South America is in fact the Strait of Magellan, (Latin: fretum magellanicum). South of it is Terra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire). Cape Horn was not discovered until 1616 proving that Terra del Fuego was not the northern part of what would later be named Antarctica”–doitstuart

1585 map of Iceland - by Abraham Ortelius