The Miller Atlas, also known as Lopo Homem-Reineis Atlas, is a richly illustrated Portuguese atlas dated from 1519, including a dozen charts. It is a joint work of the cartographers Lopo Homem, Pedro Reinel and Jorge Reinel, and illustrated by miniaturist Antonio de Holanda. It was acquired in 1897 for the National Library of France by the librarian Benigne Emmanuel Clement Miller, hence the name Miller Atlas.

The regions represented are the North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Europe, the Azores Archipelago, Madagascar, the Indian Ocean, Indonesia, China Sea, the Moluccas, Brazil and the Mediterranean Sea. It stands out for details of the map 'Terra Brasilis', less than twenty years after the landing of Pedro Alvares Cabral. It is thought to have been an offering from King Manuel I of Portugal to Francis I of France.

The charts included and its authoring raised great controversy among scholars, particularly a world map closed to the Pacific Ocean, which has been interpreted as an attempt to dissuade the circumnavigation that Ferdinand Magellan then prepared in Seville, in the court of Charles I of Spain.

Its title page bears a later inscription with the arms of Catherine de Medici with the text, "Hec est universi orbis ad hanc usqz diem cogniti / tabula quam ego Lupus homo Cosmographus / in clarissima Ulisipone civitate Anno domini nostri / Millessimo quigentessimo decimo nono jussu / Emanuelis incliti lusitanie Regis collatis pluribs / aliis tam vetustorum qz recentiorum tabulis mag / na industria et dilligenti labore depinxi."

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Date Added: 2019-07-25

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Miller Atlas - Circular World Map of the Portuguese Hemisphere (1519)
Miller Atlas - Northeastern Atlantic Ocean and Northern Europe (1519)
Miller Atlas - Central Atlantic Ocean with the Azores (1519)
Miller Atlas - Northern Indian Ocean with Arabia and India (1519)
Miller Atlas - Southern Indian Ocean with Insulindia on the Left, and Madagascar on the Right (1519)
Miller Atlas - Magnus Sinus (1519)
Miller Atlas - China Sea with the Moluccas (1519)
Miller Atlas - Southwestern Atlantic Ocean with Brazil (1519)
Miller Atlas - North Atlantic Ocean (1519)
Miller Atlas - The Mediterranean Sea (1519)

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