Nick Moles, fellow blogger and supporter of President James Polk, has a real interesting find of a map.
The map shows the New World divided between Spain and Portugal under the Treaty of Tordesillas. The iconography of the map is interesting. Arabs are seen in Arabia, a church in Africa show missionary efforts, and the great city of Timbuktu is depicted as having European architecture. I guess it was hard to recognize anything not having a European nature as great.
One problem Nick points out; however. Why does Quebec have a symbol of Portugal on it?