Des Nouvelles Isles, comment, quand & par qui elles ont este trouvees

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This map is a page from a compilation of maps by our friend Sebastian Munster, the 16th-century cartographer. In this particular case, it is a French edition, Des Nouvelles Isles, the new islands, and it represents not a very real portrayal of the Caribbean islands but an impressionistic sense that there were lots of new islands that are now entering into the mind of the European explorer, and without trying to be accurate, I think Munster just throws a whole bunch of interesting Island-looking places together, together with a couple of ships, and this is the headline for what will be his more careful rendering of various islands in the Caribbean.



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