Jodocus Hondius’ 1611 map of the Strait of Magellan

Flemish cartographer Jodocus Hondius’ 1611 map of the Strait of Magellan. Surrounded by mysterious sea creatures, the large text and compass rose used to fill the great unknown southern landmass show just how little Europeans knew about this region, even almost 100 years after Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe. Library of Congress, Washington DC.

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