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Carta Marina / drawn by Martin Waldseemüller in 1516. This is a remix of both fantastical and official testimony of the world. King Manuel of Portugal is riding a sea monster close to the southern coast of Africa, a symbol of the Portuguese control over the marine route between Africa and India

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