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Antique Map Firsts

First map of Newfoundland, Canada, appears in book authored by Petrus Bertius, dated 1600.

The map is called 'Terra Nova' (New Land).

First sea chart in the world to use triangulation.

Carried out by Professor M. Mackenzie between the Shetland Islands and Scotland in 1750.

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First 'available' map of Persia, dated 1482.

Published in Florence, Italy by Berlinghieri in an atlas. This was also the first atlas with map titles and text in Italian.

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