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Planisphere of Cantino Fan
Fan inpired by a planisphere drawn in 1502, that shows recently found lands by the Portuguese as well as the oldest known cartographic representation of Brazil and the meridian of the Treaty of Tordesilhas.
Polished pear wood fan with artificial silk printing screen; open 43 x 23 cm; 24 rods; pvc pouch.
Known as Planisfério de Cantino, as it 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.
Terra Lusa brand presents several collections of products where each reference is a tribute to the Portuguese Cultural Heritage: notebooks, wrist watches , fans, eco bags, mini umbrellas, glasses cases, microfibre cloths and adjustable book covers, all divided into themes of Portuguese roots .
800 Years of History, Culture and Tradition inspired the design of the various products in which quality allies with contemporary design.