Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The Queen Mary Atlas is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of 16th century cartography. It was made by a Portuguese map-maker called Diogo Homem (b. 1521, d. 1576). After being exiled from Portugal in 1544, following a murder accusation, Diogo stayed in England and then in Venice. He made the Queen Mary Atlas between 1555 and 1558, most likely while he was still living in England.
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