- “It was (anonymously) produced by the Dieppe school (France) in 1547 and was either copied from Portuguese maps or was completed with the input of (a) Portuguese cartographer(s)
- The maps are known as portolan (navigational) charts [previously]
- Unusually, north is shown at the bottom of the maps in the style of Muslim cartographers (very rare in European Christian mapping)
- Allegedly, this atlas shows the first ever European record of Australian coastline — some 250 years ahead of Capt. Cook and 60-odd years before the earliest official European discovery/sighting/mapping of any Australian coastline by William Janszoon in 1606 [see: Landing List].<
- The miniatures and marginalia depict 16th century native and colonisation scenes
- The first[?] use of the name “Canada” in a map “
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