O melhor de Portugal

An anonymous author’s planisphere, drawn in 1502.

Known as Planisfério de Cantino, asit was commissioned in Lisbon by Alberto Cantino, ambassador of the Duke of Ferrara. It shows recently found lands by the Portuguese as well as the oldest known cartographic representation of Brazil. The meridian of the Treaty of Tordesilhas, wich divided the discovered world into Portugal and the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon is also represented. The original planisphere is in Italy, in the Estense Library of Modena.