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Terra incognita or terra ignota Latin "unknown land"; incognita is stressed on its second syllable in Latin, but with variation in pronunciation in English is a term used in cartography for regions that have not been mapped or documented. The expression is believed to be first seen in Ptolemy 's Geography c.
The term was reintroduced in the 15th century from the rediscovery of Ptolemy's work during the Age of Discovery. The equivalent on French maps would be terres inconnues plural formand Goodbye Waitress - Michael James Tapscott* - Sunny California OST English maps may show Parts Unknown.
Similarly, uncharted or unknown seas would be labeled mare incognitumLatin for "unknown sea". An urban Terra Incognita - Monoblock - Terra Incognita claims that cartographers labelled such regions with " Here be dragons ". Alternatively, 'terra incognita' may also refer to the hypothesized continent Terra Australis Incognita "The unknown land of the South"as seen in the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum map by Abraham Ortelius During the 19th century terra incognita disappeared from maps of the earth, since both the coastlines and the inner parts of the continents had been fully explored.
But the bottoms of the seas remain mostly un-mapped, as do many other land surfaces in the solar system. The phrase is now also used metaphorically by various researchers to describe any unexplored subject or field of research. For more history of the terms, see Terra Australisand also Etymology at Australia.
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