The mysterious map of the world, created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller and dating from 1507, is housed in the Department of Geography and Maps of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, USA.
This map was published in Strasbourg, France (Strasbourg is the capital of the Grand Est region in northeastern France, which includes Alsace, Champagne, the Ardennes and Lorraine, and the seat of the European Parliament. The city is located near the border with Germany, therefore, its culture and architecture was influenced by both French and German traditions.)
I managed to find all 12 parts of this map in very good resolution and I drew attention to Noah who landed in Tartary.
I understand that the biblical Noah and Noah on this map may be two different personalities (although Martin Waldseemüller himself in the description indicates information that says that this is exactly the biblical Noah), but judging by what we can see here, Noah = Noah. According to Genesis 8: 4, Noah's ark landed on the "mountains of Ararat". Approximately between the Black and Caspian Seas.
Noah died 350 years after the flood, at the age of 950, the last of the extremely long-lived antediluvians. In the Masoretic text of the Torah, the Great Flood occurred 1656 years after the creation of the world, or in 1656 AD (Anno Mundi, "Year of Peace").
Many attempts have been made to relate this period of time to a specific date in history. At the turn of the 17th century A.D. Joseph Scaliger placed Creation in 3950 BC, Petavius calculated 3982 BC, and according to the chronology of James Ussher, Creation took place in 4004 BC, dating the Great Flood to 2348 BC.
I don't believe in any of the above mathematical theories, but if I wanted to play along, I would roughly date Noah's death around 2000 BC.
There is a certain King Noah in the Book of Mormon, but as we know, Mormonism was founded by John Smith sometime in the 1820s.
According to the Book of Mormon, King Noah was a wicked monarch best known for burning the prophet Abinadi at the stake.
King Noah, described in the Book of Mosiah, according to legend, was the head of a wicked kingdom, which was ruled by false priests. Noah succeeded his father Zeniff, and his son Limhi succeeded him.
If this Noah is indeed our biblical Noah, then the one who decided to depict him in Tartary on the above map of 1615, did so about 3600 years after the death of Noah.
Why is the biblical Noah placed near the supposed landing site of Noah's ark on a 1615 map entitled "Carta marina navigation Portugallen long voyages …"
I don't understand anything about Mormons, but anyway, why is Noah on this map from 1615?
If you don't know a single November of the 1600s, this may be further evidence that our calendar is seriously flawed.
When did the Flood actually occur, 4,000 years ago or 500?
Here is the map itself:
I managed to find a scientific work on this particular map, which I think will be of interest to people studying this issue: "La cosmografía de Waldseemüller, la conceptualización de“América”y su relación con el copernicanismo"
I found another card with Noah on it. Map of 1541
I think it says something like this: "Here Noah, the prince of the Tatars (Tartar) and the emperor (literally the highest commander / general) 600 armed men (not quite sure about the word preceding 600, so the meaning may be different), commands and moves (in the sense that this is his territory) ".
You can see the map here
TARTARIAN description from the encyclopedia of 1771 edition
"Tartaria is a vast country in the northern part of Asia, bounded from the north and west by Siberia: it is called the Great Tartary.The Tatars who live south of Muscovy and Siberia are Astrakan, Circassia and Dagistan, located northwest of the Caspian Sea; Kalmuk Tatars, who are located between Siberia and the Caspian Sea; Usbek Tatars and Mughals who live north of Persia and India; and, finally, the Tatars of Tibet, who live northwest of China.”- Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume III, Edinburgh, 1771, p. 887.
Tartary was supposed to be multi-confessional and multicultural - this is evidenced by its vastness at different points in time. For example, in 1652, Tartary appears to have controlled North America.
The official history hides a major world power that existed back in the 19th century. Tartary was a country with its own flag, its own government and its place on the map.
Its territory was huge, but somehow imperceptibly it became part of Russia and some other countries. You can find this country on maps until the second half of the 19th century.
If you look at the history of "Google Books", you can easily see how information about Tartaria was deliberately removed, reduced to a minimum.