Map of Finaeus
This is the ancient map of Finaeus dated 1531. It is a world map and shows Asia with Europe on the left and on the right the large continent Terra Australis Re and a little part of Argentina. It is my opinion that Terra Australis Re does not represent an island, but in actual fact is an envelopment of the coast of Asia.
In this part I will try to prove my theory by analising various maps including Nicolaus Blancardus (1662) and an ancient map of the Ming Dynasty (1389). It is surprising how the Cambodian peninsula, the Gulf of Tonkin are very similar in the maps of Blancardus (and other European maps) to Finaeus.
It is noteworthy that the Terra Australis of Finaeus represents the coasts of Asia better than many later maps of the same area of Asia.
Development of Terra Australis Nondum Cognita of Finaeus'map
An incredible coincidence? Comparison of a detail of the map of Finaeus and the old map of China Ming Dynasty 1389. Area is Yellow Sea. Pay attention to the shape of the peninsula and the rivers.
Terra Australis Re
An exciting new interpretation of Terra Australis Re in the map of Finaeus
Old map of Asia by Blancardus (1662)