This map was found in the Library of Congress, Washington DC in 1960 by Charles
Hapgood. It was drawn by Oronteus Finaeus in 1531. As with the Piri Reis map,
Antarctica is shown to be ice free with flowing rivers, drainage patterns and clean
coastline. Some of the mountain ranges shown were only discovered recently. The
deep interior didn't show any rivers or mountains which some believe means it was
already covered in ice at the time.
Another tidbit of proof is the Ross sea. Today huge glaciers feed into it, making it a
floating ice shelf hundreds of feet thick. Yet this map and the Reis map show estuaries
and rivers at the site.
In 1949 coring was done to take samples of the ice and sediment at the bottom of the
Ross Sea. They clearly showed several layers of statification, meaning the area went
through several environmental changes. Some of the sediments were of the type
usually brought down to the sea by rivers. Tests done at the Carnegie Institute in
Washington DC, which date radioactive elements found in sea water, dated the
sediments at about 4000 BC, which would mean the area was ice free with flowing
rivers up until that time - exactly what is recorded on the Reis and Finaeus maps.