A world map on an oval projection attributed to Franciscus Monachus 1526.
Not a lot is known about cartographer Franciscus Monachus. He was born in Mechelen (Malines), Belgium about 1490 and died there in 1565. He was an ordained monk and an astrologer in the Court of Margaret of Austria (1480-1530) who was Regent of the Netherlands from 1507 to 1530. He is known to have made a terrestrial globe around 1526. (1) Robert Karrow, Curator of Special Collections and Maps at the Newbury Library, said "The facts appear to be that a man named 'Franciscus Monachus' (Francis Monk) became a monk of the Franciscan order. His family name may have been de Munnink or Munnicks, the Flemish Smunck, or perhaps the French equivalent, Le Moyne.... He was born late in the fifteenth century, perhaps about 1490 in Mechelen (Malines) and attended the University of Louvain." (2)
He is thought to have influenced the work of both Gerard Mercator and Oronce Fine. Mercator's biographer, Andrew Taylor, said "Monachus's map inspired Mercator in his youth." (3) In an outline of Mercator's life, Dr. A.S. Osley said "Between 1532 and 1534, Mercator used to go off by himself to Antwerp, and perhaps Mechlin (sic), where he was in correspondence with the Minor Friars, one of whom, Franciscus Monachus, was a noted geographer ..." (4) In relation to Fine's double heart shaped world map of 1531, Karrow said "The very prominent southern continent with its caption, 'The Southern Land, recently discovered but not yet explored', apparently derives from the globe of Franciscus Monachus." (5) There was also mention made of Franciscus in the first edition of Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, printed in 1570, which lists cartographical works consulted including "Franciscus Monachi Mechliniensis, Regiones Septentrionales; Antuerpiae, apud Sylvestrum a Parisiis." (6)
Franciscus is best known for a letter he wrote to his patron, Jean de Carondelet, (7) the Archbishop of Palermo, and an adviser to Margaret of Austria, ca.1527. The letter, effectively a treatise on geography, was published as a booklet in Antwerp under the title of De Orbis Situ ac description ... (8) The treatise contains a map of the world in two spheres, each measuring 65 mm x 65 mm, which were engraved on separate wood blocks. (9) The double hemisphere world map is small and a rough woodcut, accordingly it lacks detail. Nevertheless it is regarded as important. Cartobibliographer Rodney Shirley said "Together with Schoner's globes of 1515 and 1520, this is one of the first renderings of the Terra Australis on a printed map; it is also one of the earliest maps to recognise the rounding of the tip of South America by Magellan." (10) Historian Henry Harrisse said "small and incomplete as that map is, it presents considerable interest as being the earliest one now existing, where North America south of the parallel of Newfoundland, is represented as a mere prolongation of Asia ... It is also the first map which we possess where the north-east coast, according to true geographical conceptions exhibits an unbroken coast line from Labrador to Florida." (11)
According to cartographic historian Peter van der Krogt, De Orbis Situ was influenced by the works of Johann Schoner and Petrus Apianus, although Franciscus "seems to have been a scholar who thought for himself and critically studied the contributions of such diverse figures as Ptolemy, Marcus Beneventanus, Marco Polo, Jean de Mandeville, Odoric of Pordenone and Maximilianus Transsylvanus." He added that Franciscus "introduced two important changes to the images of the world. First of all he considered Asia and America to be one continent connected by a broad stretch of land ... (and) he was probably the first to designate a large southern continent." (12)
Franciscus Monachus' letter to Jean de Carondelet was accompanied by a globe. Harrisse said "In the letter of thanks addressed by Jean de Carondelet, Archbishop of Palermo to friar Franciscus, who had dedicated to him the treatise De Orbis Situ, we notice the following sentence 'Orbis globum, in quo terrae ac maria luculenter depicta sunt, una cum epistola accepimus'--A globe of the world, in which the lands and the seas are elegantly depicted, together with epistle, I accept." (13) Harrisse goes on to say "This we understand to refer to a globe different and more important than the small woodcuts of a sphere inserted in the first two editions of the treatise." (14) The globe, sometimes referred to as the Carondelet globe, has not survived, but the rough woodcut world map in two hemispheres gives us some insight as to its contents.
WORLD MAP ON AN OVAL PROJECTION
Former Keeper of the Map Department of the British Museum, R.H. Major, in his introduction to Early Voyages to Terra Australis, Now Called Australia refers to another work which he attributes to Franciscus--a map of the world on an oval projection dated 1526, a copy of which appears in the atlas which accompanies Joachim Lelewel's Geographie du Moyen Age. (15) Lelewel (1786-1861), a Polish historian and geographer, published his five volume history of cartography, plus atlas, between 1850 and 1857. (16) The redrawing is very small, 7 cm x 5 cm, and contains a relatively large number of names and notations. It is entitled: "FRANCISCUS monachus ordinis franciscanorum 1526" (17) Fortunately the State Library of NSW recently digitally enhanced the image along with six other maps appearing on the same page of the atlas which has greatly assisted analysis. (18) No original of a world map on an oval projection by Franciscus Monachus is known to exist.
Karrow makes mention of this map too, but he does not describe it as a work of Franciscus. Instead he calls it a "very small redrawing on an oval projection" of Franciscus Monachus' double hemisphere world map--the implication being it is a creation of Lelewel. (19) Karrow believes it is not a facsimile i.e. a copy of a Franciscus original, but a redrawing of the map in De Orbis Situ by Lelewel using a different projection.
Harrisse agrees that it is not a facsimile, but he does not think it is simply a reproduction of the double hemispheres map using a different projection. He contends it is a copy of the Carondelet globe with names added from De Orbis Situ. Harrisse said: "Lelewel in his artificial reproduction of this little globe, blending the two hemispheres in one, and making of the whole an elliptical mappamundi ... has added several names taken from the text of the treatise." (20)
Cartographer A.E. Nordenskiold in his Facsimile Atlas, first published in 1889, also makes mention of this map in Lelewel's atlas. (21) He assumed it was "a much reduced reproduction" of the map in De Orbis Situ, but he was unsure because he had not sighted an edition of the treatise containing the double hemispheres map. He said: "I have only had access to a later edition of this work (Antverpiae 1565) containing no maps." (22) He noted: "What Harrisse says regarding them hardly agrees with the map of Franciscus Monachus ordinis Franciscanorum, of 1526, of which a copy is given in Lelewel's Atlas, pl. XLVI." (23) By the time Periplus was published in 1897 Nordenskiold had changed tack saying: "Franciscus Monachus also seems to have published a map of the world on Bordone's projection. There is at all events such a map attributed to him in Lelewel's atlas pl. XLVI." (24)
So what exactly is this small map appearing as plate XLVI in Lelewel's atlas? Is it:
--a copy of a mappemonde by Franciscus Monachus, as contended by Major, or
--a redrawing by Lelewel of the double hemispheres map on an oval projection, as Karrow concluded, or
--a reproduction by Lelewel of the Carondelet globe with names added from the text, as propounded by Harrisse, or
DESCRIPTION OF THE MAP
The most notable feature of the world map appearing in Lelewel's atlas attributed to Franciscus Monachus is its size--a mere 7 cm x 5 cm. In addition, for such a small map, there are a large number of names and notations. In the atlas it sits between two similar sized world maps also on oval projections. One is entitled "Benedetto Bordone 1521. Universale in suo isolario;" (25) the other "Sebastianus Munster ingelheimensis 1544." (26) These three maps share a page in the atlas with four other maps. (27)
On the map attributed to Franciscus in Lelewel's atlas, parallels and meridians are marked but there is no scale for either latitude or longitude. Europe and Africa appear in the west and the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. The central meridian divides the world along the same line as the separation between the two hemispheres in De Orbis Situ. The hemispheres are said to "show the world according to the respective domains of the kings of Portugal and Spain under the Treaty of Tordesillas." Although this is not the case, for present purposes the point is not of significance. (28) What is worthy of note is the dividing line for the double hemispheres and the central meridian for the map in Lelewel's atlas are the same.
There is a strait in Central America severing North America from South America on both maps. Mountain ranges, rivers and lakes are also depicted. On the map in Lelewel's atlas there is a large southern continent with Magellan Strait shown and named "fretum magellanicum." The shape of the continent is similar to, but not the same as, the southern continent appearing on the two hemispheres map. There is a prominent peninsula west of Magellan Strait on the version in Lelewel's atlas, which does not appear on the map in De Orbis Situ. The peninsula is in a similar position to, but is a lot smaller than, the peninsula named Regio Patalis on Schoner's globe of 1533 (29) and Patalis Regio on the Paris Wooden Globe ca.1535. (30) The caption on the southern continent on the map in Lelewel's atlas reads "hec pars ore is nobis detecta existit nondum cognita" (this part of the world revealed to us to exist is yet unknown). On the double hemispheres the caption is "hec pars ore is nobis navigationibus detecta nondum existit" (this part of the world not yet revealed to exist by our voyages). Also written on the southern continent on the map in Lelewel's atlas is "1. L salso 2. Zuayton 3. Saba Symba jamnia." The numbers appear elsewhere on the map marking the positions of the geographical features named. They are: 1. Lake Chalco (referred to by Hernando Cortes in letters to Emperor Charles V); (31) 2. Zai-tun (a port in China mentioned by Marco Polo); (32) and 3. Zaba (a place name from Ptolemy), (33) Ziamba (Champa, also mentioned by Marco Polo), (34) and Jambi (another name from Marco Polo--a place in Central Sumatra). (35)
On the map in Lelewel's atlas there is a large protrusion on the west of the South American continent south of the Tropic of Capricorn, which does not appear on the double hemispheres map. On the latter there is a much smaller double humped shaped protrusion. The island of Madagascar on the Lelewel atlas map is positioned north of the Tropic of Capricorn. On the double hemispheres map the island is correctly placed primarily above the Tropic and partially below it.
The similarities between these maps far outweigh the difference giving the overall impression they are from the same source and/or are by the same author.
NAMES AND NOTATIONS
The names and notations on the map appearing in Lelewel's atlas are:
REGION NAME/NOTATION COMMENT Europe EUROPA Europe. Wildlappia/laponia Land of the wild lappes or Lapland in Northern Scandinavia. svedia Sweden. dania Denmark. russia Russia. Africa/ Africa Africa. Middle East barbaria North Africa. egypt Egypt. habasci Habassia, ancient name for Ethiopia. abessia Abassia, ancient Christian kingdom in North Africa melinda Malindi, Kenya. nube Nubia, North Africa. bonespei Cape of Good Hope. turci Turkey. arabia Arabia. persia Persia/Iran. hierosolyma Hierusalem, Biblical Greek for Jerusalem. Indian moabar The Coromandel coast of India. Ocean seyla Ceylon/Sri Lanka. s.laurentius/ The island of Madagascar. mandagascar Asia/North ASIA Asia. America india India. tartaria Tartary, the steppe region of Russia. mongolia Mongolia. ganges River Ganges. tevic tebet Tibet. The text of De Orbis Situ says "In former times, Tevis was known as Tebet or Cibet". India alta Franciscus's sub-continent Alta India--his name for the Malaysian Peninsula. taprobana Taprobana, historical name for Sumatra. samathra Alternative name for Sumatra. java Java. porne Borneo. burney Alternative name for Borneo. gelolo The island of Halmahera or Gilolo. moluq The Moluccas islands, modern day Maluku Islands. tangut tamago Part of China. The name tangut comes from Marco Polo (36). The text of De Orbis Situ says: "Thamacho formerly called Tangut." turenti The island of Ternate. thedori The island of Tidore. mansi catan The province of Manji in Southern China referred to by Marco Polo (37). magnus can The Great Khan. Kublai-kaan from Marco Polo (38). Caraib(?) This word appears above samathra and is difficult to read. If the word is Caraib it is misplaced on the map. The Caraibs are the people of the Caribbean. bergi Bargu or Bergia from Marco Polo, in Northern China (39). culuacoma Calvacania (Mexico) discovered by Hernando Cortes. badan The island of Banda. mutil mare Two islands mentioned by Magellan's chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta-Mutir and Mare, near the island of Tidore (40). MARE SUR SIN Sinus Magnus--the Great Gulf from Ptolemy. On his 1523 globe, Schoner stretched the India Superior peninsula (Indochina) to include Mexico and S. America, and enlarged the Sinus Magnus to become the Pacific Ocean, labelling the enlarged gulf SINUS MAGNUS EOV[um] MARE DE SUR (Eovum Mare was a Ptolemaic term meaning "the Eastern Sea") (41). messigo Mexico. Quinsay themistetam The text of De Orbis Situ says: themisan "Its modern name is Themistetam, or Tenostica, formerly Quinsay, which Odoric calls Themisan." A city in Southern China, perhaps Hangzhou. Marco Polo's account refers to Hangzhou as Kinsay (elsewhere Quinsay). The Mexican city of Temistitan (Tenochtitlan) was thought by Franciscus to be Quinsay. The numbers 1, 2 and 3 appear on the map, above the Equator and east of the central meridian. A key is given on the Southern Continent. Central & america South America. S. America florida Florida. fretum magellanicum Magellan Strait. baragua Veragua from Columbus's 4th voyage. Now Veraguas, Panama. urabe Gulf of Uraba. darien Gulf of Darien or Isthmus of Darien--modern day Panama. catigora Catigara, the most easterly seaport of Ptolemy's known world. dabaiba Dabaiba River. Also the name of a god and a temple. parias Gulf of Paria in S. America opposite the island of Trinidad. fortunate Canary Islands. ylandia Iceland. hispaniola Hispaniola, an island discovered by Columbus in the Caribbean. sypangu Japan. Johannes Ruysch accepted that Cipango (or Sypangu) and Hispaniola were one and the same, as explained in the legend of his 1507 world map (42). Southern hec pars ore is nobis This part of the world revealed Continent detecta existit to us to exist yet unknown. nondum cognita 1. L salso Lake Chalco. 2. Zuayton Zai-tun, a port in China mentioned by Marco Polo. 3. Saba Symba jamnia Zaba, from Ptolemy which he placed on the Malay Peninsula (43). Ziamba from Marco Polo--Champa (44). Jambi, also from Marco Polo in Central Sumatra (45).
The caption "hec pars ore is nobis detecta existit nondum cognita" appearing on the southern continent on the map attributed to Franciscus in Lelewel's atlas does not appear in either the text of De Orbis Situ or on the double hemispheres map. On the latter the caption reads "hec pars ore navigationibus nondum is nobis detecta existit"" Both captions have the same spelling error--ore for world instead of orb or orbis. The other names and notations on the Lelewel atlas map can be found in the text of De Orbis Situ, and/or on the double hemispheres map, with two exceptions; and there are some spelling differences. The exceptions are Java and Darien. Java appears on the map in Lelewel's atlas in its normal Latin form--Iaua. Neither Java nor Iaua are mentioned in the text. Darien, in Central America, is named on the map in Lelewel's atlas but not in the text. Dacienses, which could be a misspelling of Darienses, is in the text.
Some examples of spelling differences are:
--The Chinese port of Zai-tun, mentioned by Marco Polo, appears on the map as Zuayton and in the text as Zoyton;
--The Gulf of Uraba, on the north coast of South America, appears as Urabe on the map in Lelewel's atlas and Urabenses in the text; and
--The name Mon Gallia is spread over both maps of the double hemispheres while Mongolia is the name used on the map in Lelewel's atlas.
It is clear that the map appearing in Lelewel's atlas attributed to Franciscus Monachus is not a redrawing of the of the double hemispheres map on an oval projection, as Karrow concluded. (46) There are differences in geography, names and notations. It could be a reproduction of the Carondelet globe as contended by Harrisse, (47) but it is doubtful whether all the names and notations on the map are from the text of the treatise, as he thought. One notation that definitely does not appear in the text is the caption on the southern continent. The map is unlikely to be a creation of Joachim Lelewel falsely attributed by him to Franciscus Monachus. It is more likely to be a reconstruction by Lelewel of a work by Franciscus Monachus.
Joachim Lelewel (1786-1861) had a long standing and deeply serious interest in cartography and historical geography. He is considered to be one of the most influential Polish geographers of the nineteenth century. (48) He created more than 250 maps and had a large collection of other cartographers' maps and globes, which he donated to the University of Stefan Batory, now the University of Vilnius in Lithuania. (49) Unfortunately Vilnius and its institutions were victims of the Second World War and much of the collection is lost. (50) Lelewel's objective in Geographie du Moyen Age was not to produce an atlas containing copies of other people's maps, but to write a history of cartography. The role of the atlas accompanying the five volume history was to illustrate his ideas. He reconstructed maps to help with comparisons and explanations. Former Superintendent of the Map Room, British Museum, R.A. Skelton said Lelewel worked "with demonic energy and near fanaticism (and) provided his atlas with the most penetrating and complete accompanying text, to which the map reproductions are subsidiary." (51)
It is not clear why the map attributed to Franciscus Monachus is on an oval projection in the atlas. Most likely it is because Lelewel wanted to make it easier to compare it with the two other works appearing next to it--"Benedetto Bordone 1521. Universale in suo isolario" (52) and "Sebastianus Munster ingelheimensis 1544" (53)--both of which are also world maps on oval projections. The map attributed to Sebastian Munster is a reconstruction by Lelewel. The original is on an oval projection and has the Americas in the west and the Pacific Ocean in the east. Lelewel's version has the Americas in the east, with Africa and Europe in the west--the same positioning as the map attributed to Franciscus which appears above it. Bordone's original is also on an oval projection. Shirley and Harrisse give the date as 1528 not 1521. (54) The version in Lelewel's atlas is a reconstruction, containing many names and notations which do not appear on the original. In his reconstruction Lelewel has made a mistake, swapping the names of the winds, maestro and greco, at the top of the map. (55)
It is highly unlikely that a man of Lelewel's learning and stature would falsely attribute a work in his atlas. Most likely the map appearing in his atlas attributed to Franciscus Monachus is a copy of the lobe sent by Franciscus with De Orbis Situ to his patron, Jean de Carondelet, as Harrisse thought. (56) The geography of the small woodcut double hemispheres world map is very similar to the map in Lelewel's atlas. There are some differences but the affinity is strong. If the double hemispheres map is an abridged version of the globe, as Harrisse determined, (57) then it is reasonable to conclude that the map in Lelewel's atlas is another, perhaps more refined, copy. It is not known who provided the names and notations on the oval projection. In all likelihood some came from Franciscus and others were contributed by Lelewel. (58)
Whatever their source they have helped shed light on the geography, although they have not been able to clarify an assertion made by historian George Collingridge in his book Discovery of Australia (59) Collingridge said, when discussing the map in De Orbis Situ: "On this small and apparently insignificant mappamundi, New Guinea is represented in size equal to Sumatra, which in itself is approximately correct; but, and which is more important, its periplus is also depicted, showing that Torres' Strait was known before that navigator wended his way through its waters. Nevertheless, in this map the Australian continent is left out." (60) Sumatra is named Samathra Taprobana on the map in Lelewel's atlas but is not named on the double hemispheres map. There are several names of islands east of Java, on the map attributed to Franciscus in Lelewel's atlas. If New Guinea appears on this map it is not named. It is not possible to say with any degree of confidence that any of the islands represented on the double hemispheres map, and the map attributed to Franciscus in Lelewel's atlas, is New Guinea.
In conclusion, the map attributed to Franciscus Monachus in Lelewel's atlas is not a facsimile of a map made by Franciscus. It is most likely a copy made by Lelewel of the Carondelet globe. It is not known who contributed the names and notations, but it is likely some came from Franciscus and others were added by Lelewel. One can only guess as to why the caption on the southern continent differs from that on the double hemisphere world map. Whatever the explanation, the meaning is the same--the continent has not been entirely explored or made known.
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(1) R. Karrow, Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and their Maps, Speculum Orbis Press for the Newbury Library, Chicago, 1993, p.407.
(2) Ibid, p.407.
(3) A. Taylor, The World of Gerard Mercator the Man who Revolutionised Geography, Harper Collins Publishers, London, 2004, p.194.
(4) A.S. Osley, Mercator: A monograph on the lettering of maps, etc in the 16th century Netherlands, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1969, p.20.
(5) Karrow, op. cit., p.179.
(6) See the reference in A.E. Nordenskiold, Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries, Dover Publications Reprint, New York, 1973, p.126b.
(7) Joannes Carondeletus in the text of De Orbis Situ....
(8) De Orbis Situ ac descriptione ad Reuerendiss D archiepiscopum Fanormitanum, Francisci, Monachi ordinis Franciscani, epistola sane qua luculenta. In qua Ptolemaei, caeterorumq(ue) superior geographorum hallucination refellitur, aliaq(ue) praeterea de recens inuentis terries, mari, insulis. De ditione Papae Ioannis. De situ Paradisi & dimensione miliarium adproportione graduum coeli, praeclara & memoratu digna recensentur. Original undated. Reprinted Joannes Withagius, Antwerp, 1565, unmodified, but without the map.
(9) See Karrow, op. cit., p.408.
(10) R. Shirley, The Mapping of the World-Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700, Early World Press, Riverside, Conn., 2001, p.61.
(11) H. Harrisse, The Discovery of North America; a Critical, Documentary, and Historic Investigation, with an Essay on the Early Cartography of the New World, Including Descriptions of Two Hundred and Fifty Maps or Globes Existing or Lost, Constructed Before the Year 1536, Henry Stevens and Son, London, 1892, p.549.
(12) P. van der Krogt, "Early Globe Production In The Low Countries (ca.1526-1551)", in Globi Neerlandici: the Production of Globes in the Low Countries, HES Publishers, Utrecht, 1993, at p.37.
(13) See Harrisse, op. cit., p.546.
(14) See Harrisse, op. cit., p.546.
(15) R.H. Major (ed.), Early Voyages to Terra Australis Now Called Australia, Hakluyt Society, London, 1859, p.lxiii.
(16) J. Lelewel, Geographie du Moyen Age, Ve et J. Pilliet, Brussels, 1850-1857.
(17) Ibid., plate XLVI.
(18) State Library of NSW, call number Q909.9A/23
(19) Karrow, op. cit., p.408.
(20) Harrisse, op. cit., p.549 (fn.526).
(21) Nordenskiold, op. cit., p.90b.
(22) Nordenskiold, op. cit., p.102b.
(23) Nordenskiold, op. cit., p.102b.
(24) A.E. Nordenskiold, Periplus: an essay on the early history of charts and sailing-directions, Norstedt & Soner, Stockholm, 1897, p.153.
(25) A copy of Benedetto Bordone's world map appears in R. Shirley, op. cit., plate 55. Shirley gives the date as 1528. Harrisse, op. cit., p.559, also gives the date as 1528.
(26) Ibid., plate 67.
(27) The other maps are: "COSMOGRAPHORUM MEDIIAEVI1370-1470 insularu Britannicarum typus"; "TABULA CONTIENTALIS topographiam hispaniarum exhibens per Cosmographos medii aevi ante 1470 elaborata"; "HEMISPHAERIUM GLOBI a SCHONER karlostadio, Bambergae 1520fabricati"; and "P. APIANUS R. GEMMA FRESIUS leisnicensis 1540"
(28) See article by J. Hewitt, "The Terrestrial Sphere of 'the Spheres' Tapestries", The Globe, 64(2010):27 at 33.
(29) See Harrisse, op. cit., plate XVII.
(30) See Harrisse, op. cit., plate XXII.
(31) H. Cortes, Five Letters 1519-1526, Routledge Curzon, Oxford, 2005, p.154.
(32) William Marsden (ed.), The Travels of Marco Polo, London, 1818; re-ed. with an introduction by John Masefield, J.M. Dent, London, 1908 (re-issued 1967), p.318.
(33) A copy of the map, Ptolemaeus Romae 1490, showing the island of Zaba, appears in A.E. Nordenskiold, Facsimile Atlas, op. cit, plate 1.
(34) P. Pelliot, Notes on Marco Polo, Paris, 1959, v.1, p.225.
(35) Ibid., p.225.
(36) Sir Henry Yule (ed.), The Book of Ser Marco Polo, Murray, London, 1921, v.2, p.43.
(37) See Pelliot, op. cit., p.178.
(38) See Marsden (ed.), op. cit., p.13.
(39) For these names see Pelliot, op. cit., p.19.
(40) A. Pigafetta, Magellan's Voyage, Dover Publications, New York, 1969, p.121.
(41) F.C. Wieder (ed.), Monumenta Cartographica, Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, 1925, v.1, pp.1-4, "The Globe of Johannes Schoner, 1523-1524", and plates 1-3.
(42) See Shirley, op. cit., plate 29.
(43) See note 31.
(44) See Pelliot, op. cit., p.83.
(45) See note 33.
(46) See note 19.
(47) See note 20.
(48) P. Brock, J.D. Stanley & P. Wrobel (eds.), Nation And History: Polish Historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2006, p.52.
(49) M.J. Mikos, "Joachim Lelewel: Polish Scholar and Map Collector", Map Collector, 26(1984):23.
(50) Ibid., p.24
(51) R.A. Skelton, Maps: A Historical Survey of Their Study and Collecting, Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1972, p.53.
(52) See note 25.
(53) See note 26.
(54) See note 25.
(55) See note 25.
(56) See note 20.
(57) See note 20.
(58) Franciscus Monachus' double hemisphere world map, ca.1527, contains eighteen place names and a caption on the southern continent. If this map is an abridged version of the Carondelet globe, it follows that the globe most likely also contained names and notations. Lelewel added names and notations to other maps in his atlas e.g. "HEMISPHAERIUM GLOBI a JOHANNE SCHONER karlostadio, Bambergae 1520fabricati" and "P. APIANUSR. GEMMA FRESIUS leisnicensis 1540". See note 27.
(59) G. Collingridge, Discovery of Australia, Hayes Brothers, Sydney, 1895.
(60) Ibid., p.162.
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