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Historical map from 1572 by Benito Arias Montano


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Old double hemisphere world map by Benito Arias (Montano).

Date of the first edition: 1572

Author : Montano, Benito Arias, 1527-1598
Benito Arias Montano (or Benedictus Arias Montanus; 1527–1598) was a Spanish orientalist and editor of the Antwerp Polyglot. He was born at Fregenal de la Sierra, in Extremadura, and died at Seville. He is the subject of an Elogio histórico by Tomás Gonzalez Caral in the Memorias de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid), vol. vii.

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