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Biblioteca Marciana

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The famous midieval world map of Fra Mauro, made around 1450, is hanging in the stairway of the Bibliotheca nazionale Marciana. South was at the top on this map. What's also peculiar on this map (and maps from that time) is that the major southern tip of Africa was not on it. It was believed that one could go further east towards Asia from the Gulf of Guinea.

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Venezia
Venezia
Italy

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