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Sep 5
This map, made by the Ottoman-Turkish Piri Reis in 1517, shows the Atlantic Ocean and its surrounding coastlines. The map is based on a number maps from sources as diverse as Christopher Columbus and Ptolemaic maps made in the era of Alexander the Great. Although the map inspired many theories about early explorations of Antarctica, since it depicts a continent at the Atlantic’s southern edge, but most modern scholars think there’s no reason to believe the map actually depicts Antarctica. 

This map, made by the Ottoman-Turkish Piri Reis in 1517, shows the Atlantic Ocean and its surrounding coastlines. The map is based on a number maps from sources as diverse as Christopher Columbus and Ptolemaic maps made in the era of Alexander the Great. Although the map inspired many theories about early explorations of Antarctica, since it depicts a continent at the Atlantic’s southern edge, but most modern scholars think there’s no reason to believe the map actually depicts Antarctica.