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See attached image. I'm trying to find out anything about this map. I have no idea of the origin or age. I'm most curious as to why Africa is shaded green!


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Age would be late 1700s. After the circumnavigation of Australia but before the bulk of the exploration in the Canadian arctic. Definately not the "first" map of the world
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