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Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

National Geographic - Greg Miller

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended. This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

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