Bernardo Silvano was a geographer and humanist born in Eboli around 1465. As quoted by many scholars of geography he corrected many longitudes and latitudes of the map of Italy and of the world as know at the time. His famous globe, in which are featured the new lands discovered in the fifteenth century is kept at the American Library in New York. He was also paid tribute in Paris where a street near the National Library, where some of his works are kept, is named after him. In 1570 he was included in the list of cartographers and geographer in the works of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
Bernardo Silvano is quoted by many for bringing real changes and important correction to the maps of Italy and other lands and giving a true new representation of the world at the time. After the discoveries of Columbus and Vespucci it was a necessity to rewrite the maps of the world and Bernardo took on this role.
Upon confirmation of the “new” shape of the earth he created and invented new ways of drawing the world on flat paper.
His prestigious “mappamondo” represented for the first time discoveries such as Cuba, Dominican Republic Hispaniola (Haiti and Terra Sanctae Crucis), souther America and oriental Asia. The date of his death is unknown.