New Guinea seen from space
New Guinea was an island located north of Australia, on Earth.
17th century, New Guinea was known to Europeans as " Nova Guinea" (" New Guinea"). In a contemporaneous map, this continent was depicted on a map of the Indian Ocean region. ( , Star Trek: Enterprise opening credits)
July 2nd 1937, Fred Noonan and Amelia Earhart left New Guinea in their airplane heading East trying to fly around the world. ( : " VOY ")
2063, when Jean-Luc Picard wanted to prove Lily Sloane they really were on a spaceship orbiting Earth, he opened a hatch to space and pointed out Australia, New Guinea and the Solomons to her. ( )
Star Trek: First Contact
The 17th century map, known as "Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens", was created by Andreas Cellarius. A scan of the original can be found here.
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