The names on the western part of the globe are familiar from Ptolemy’s maps.

In "Europa," for example, are Hispania, Gallia, Germania, and Italia.


"Affrica" has Libia, Mauritania and Ethiopia.

African Names

Familiar names on the globe in western Asia include Arabia and Armenia.

Straight south below the unnamed land the "Oceanus Occidental" appears for the first time on any printed map. The name. "Western Ocean" is not unusual. What name did Waldseemüller add that was special?


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