Kingdom of Sardinia 16th century map

Kingdom of Sardinia 16th century map

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’“Diese Rammen seind vast unbekannt/ unnd werden allein in Sardinia gefunden: So aber jemand sie will wissen/ der besehe die Tafel Ptolemei” - These rams are nearly unknown and can only be found in Sardinia. If you want to know about them you should look at the boards (tabula) of Ptolemei. The Sardinian rams are descriped by Ptolemy, but I am not sure if this text is thinking about the rams used on ships or the animal’–Boron20

From Nicholas Vallard's 1547 atlas, this may be the first map of Australia. Produced in Dieppe, France, it is thought to show possible Portuguese charting of the east coast

From Nicholas Vallard’s 1547 atlas, this may be the first map of Australia. Produced in Dieppe, France, it is thought to show possible Portuguese charting of the east coast

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‘I remember back in high school having an old history teach go on a rant about Australian history books and how botched they are. The stories of the Chinese explorers trading rice and fabrics blew my mind’–pvtjace