‘One doesn’t know if there is land or sea in all this area’.

Parties septentrionales du globe

‘One doesn’t know if there is land or sea in all this area’.

Moving West from Europe, an unknown world between longitudes 90 and 180. The map reads: ‘One doesn’t know if there is land or sea in all this area’.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
“Carte Reduite Des Parties Septentrionales Du Globe, Situées Entre L’Asie Et L’Amerique . . .”(1758)

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