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Fra Mauro World Map

Commissioned by the Portuguese King, Alfonso V, and executed by a Venetian monk named Fra Mauro and his sailor assistant, Andrea Bianco, the map is a circular planisphere drawn on parchment and set in a wooden frame, about 2 meters in diameter. The map was completed on April 24, 1459, and sent to Portugal, but unfortunately has not survived. A copy was made by Andrea Bianco for the Seignory of Venice.

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