"Here be dragons," warns oldest New World globe

08/20/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A globe that's thought to be the world's oldest that features the New World has been found by a collector. The grapefruit-sized object, made in 1504 from two etched and conjoined ostrich eggs, shows the American continent as a scattered collection of islands, and includes the warning "Hic Sunt Dracones," or "Here be Dragons," near Southeast Asia.

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