Chart, Atlantic Ocean

This chart of the Atlantic Ocean was created in 1633. Charts are navigation aids that show shorelines and ocean features to help mariners plot their routes. Europe’s first sea charts were simple outlines of coastlines made to supplement written or oral directions. They later evolved into more accurate navigation aids based on astronomy and mathematics.

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This chart of the Atlantic Ocean was created in 1633.
Type: Map
Image Date: 1633
Credit: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Origin: Library of Congress
G9111.P5 1633 .R7 Oversize Vault Drawer Vellum 16
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This chart of the Atlantic Ocean was created in 1633.