The Known World 1565

A lot has changed since 1565, but this world map is striking for its artistry and imagination, not for its accuracy. Text in Italian, illustrations feature sea monsters, ships, elephants, unicorns, and cherubic wind angels in the upper corners.

This canvas features white graphics based on the source map overlaid on a red background, stretched over a 1.25" thick solid wood frame.

Made to order (please allow 2-4 weeks)

Source Map

Vniversale descrittione di tvtta la terra conoscivta fin qvi.

This Italian map from 1565 shows the entire "known" world. It's great for a game of "I spy" : there are loads of ships, sea monsters, the occasional elephant, and even a unicorn.

Many things have changed since 1565. These days, you're more likely to find a unicorn in Silicon Valley instead of Terra de Lvcach, and sea monsters are a lot harder to come by.

Can you find the Cape of Good Hope?

Source Map

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Each map is printed on real cotton linen canvas. It is then stretched over a solid wood frame. Your map arrives ready to hang without the need for any additional framing.

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