The Cantino Planisphere


Fundación Elkano

Fundación Elkano
Getaria, Spain

The Cantino Planisphere, also known as the Cantino Map, is a world map showing the geography of the world as understood by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. It is the oldest known graphic representation of the line of demarcation agreed in the Treaty of Tordesillas.


  • Title: The Cantino Planisphere
  • Date: 1502
  • Location: Modena, Italy
  • Original Source: Biblioteca Estense Universitaria
  • External Link: Wikimedia Commons

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