Paolo Forlani (fl. mid-sixteenth century). Untitled world map in Antoine Lafrery’s (1512–1577) Geografia tavole moderne di geographia (Modern geography of the greater part of the world). Rome: Antoine Lafrery, 1575? Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (149.01.00)
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Paolo Forlani’s 1560 World Map
Paolo Forlani’s 1560 world map appeared fourteen years after the first appearance of Italian cartographer Giacomo Gastaldi’s prototype world map. The Forlani version was published by Venetian Giovanni Camocio. The map includes the first naming of Canada and Saguenai; the North American land mass is still shown joined to Asia. The map includes two multi-pointed compasses, numerous sea monsters, Venetian galleys, and other ships in the sea.