World Antique Map Print (1560)


Product Code: 15346

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of the world from 1560 by Paolo Forlani.

  • Medium: Art print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Ink: Archival pigment ink
  • Size: 13x22 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)

About This Map

One of Forlani's earliest maps of the world. The continent at the South Pole was still only hypothesized in the 16th century, and this map surprisingly shows a land mass of more or less the correct size and shape. Later maps of the world by Forlani would greatly enlarge this land mass. This map also shows the western part North America connected directly to Asia, and contains the first appearance of the name "Canada" on a printed map.

Author: Paolo Forlani (fl. 1560-1574)
Year: 1560
Language: Latin, Italian

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