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Planisphere (facsimile)
    • Setting:
      Room V
    • Author:
      Lopo Homem
    • Place:
      Lisbon
    • Date:
      1554
    • Materials:
      parchment
    • Dimensions:
      2237x1425 mm
    • Inventory:
      946
    • Planisphere (Inv. 946)

This planisphere, one of the oldest Portuguese maps extant, represents the coastal limits of the known world in the mid-sixteenth century. It is the first map to show Argentina, designated as "Terra Argentea." Dated and signed by the famous Portuguese cartographer Lopo Homem on the lower right.

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