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In this section we present some historical maps preserved at the Geography Library and the Museum of Geography of the University of Padua, which is the first Museum in Italy dedicated to Geography. Recently its patrimony has been considerably enriched thanks to the generous donation of Armando Morbiato. In this way the Morbiato Collection was established.

The historical maps were selected and analysed by Chiara Gallanti, research fellow at the DiSSGeA, and by Chiara Forner, trainee and History student. They also undertook the cataloguing work. For any reference or quotation, please attribute the authorship to Chiara Gallanti and Chiara Forner.

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Secunda etas mundi

Hartmann Schedel, Liber Chronicarum, 1493

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Africae tabula nova

Abramo Ortelio, Teatro del mondo, 1570 (1724)

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Affricae tabula nova

Sebastian Münster, Cosmographey, das ist Beschreibung aller Länder, Herrschaften und fürnemesten Stetten des gantzen Erdbodens, 1588 (1614)

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Africa

Giovanni Botero, Relationi Universali, 1595 (1671)

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Africa

Giovanni Antonio Magini, Geografia cioè Descrittione universale della Terra., 1596 (1612)

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Figura dell’Affrica e sue provincie

Giuseppe Rosaccio, Teatro del cielo e della terra, 1598

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TABVLA AFRICÆ IIII

Giuseppe Rosaccio, Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo alessandrino, tradotta di greco nell’idioma volgare italiano da Girolamo Ruscelli, et hora nuouamente ampliata da Gioseffo Rosaccio, 1599

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Africa

Philipp Clüver, Introductionis in universam geographiam tam veterem, quam novam libri sex, 1624 (1661)

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Tabula geographico-hydrographica

Athanasius Kircher, De onderaardse Wereld (Mundus Subterraneus), 1665 (1682)

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Facies altera hemispherii terrestris

Johann Zahn, Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica, 1696

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L’Afrique

Nicolas Bion, L’ Usage des globes célestes et terrestres, 1751

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Barbarie, Egypte, Nigritie, Guinee, Nubie, Abissinie

Gilles Robert & Didier Robert de Vaugondy, Nouvel atlas portatif, 1757 (1762)

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Africa XXI

Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Nuovo atlante portatile, 1758 (1777; 1785)

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L’Afrique divisée en ses principaux Etats

Francesco Santini, Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes, 1776

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Afrique dressée par M. Bonne

Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Atlas de toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre dressé pour l’histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes, 1780

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L’Africa divisa ne’ suoi principali Stati, di nuova projezione

Antonio Zatta, Atlante novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni e scoperte fatte di più celebri e più recenti geografi, 1778-1785

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Carte de l’Afrique

Louis-Charles Desnos, Atlas élémentaire de la géographie contenant les quatres parties du monde, 1784

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Afrique

Rigobert Bonne, Atlas encyclopédique, 1789

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