Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Map of the Pacific Ocean
Abraham Ortelius [Ortels], Flemish, 1527 - 1598
Currently not on view
1954-78-5Gift of an anonymous donor, 1954
LabelThe Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) and his team of five ships were the first to cross the Pacific Ocean, but only one ship—the Victoria, shown on this map—returned to Spain in 1522. Japan is depicted next to the Asian continent.