Map Pertotum Circulum 1440. Region corresponding to North and Central America

Central America is recognized with the Peninsula of Yucatan, and the Isthmus of Panama joining South America with North America. Although the absence of the peninsula of The Florida is noticed, I believe that this reason can be explained.
..... It is very important to keep in mind that the old maps had big deformations, alterations and mistakes. These were not drawn with the current scientific knowledge, but rather they were realized tentatively as puzzles, combining data that the navigators gathered according to their capacity and view, and that the geographer should select and arm according to his criticisms, to be able to draw the map.
..... If we observe the current world map we will see that if a navigator went to the east of the Indian Ocean, at the end of Asia approximately 30º N., he will reach a great gulf, the Yellow Sea, a great peninsula, Korea, faced to big islands, Japan. But if another navigator went on the Atlantic Ocean towards west, we will see that almost at the same latitude he will find a great gulf, The Caribbean, a great peninsula The Florida, faced towards big islands The Great Antilles. That demonstrates us that both of them would contribute almost the same geographical data, which could lead a geographer when receiving data from these marines to a big error when considering the same region.
..... To complete the confusion, it is added, among these two regions the existence of an unknown continent, although very visited.
..... Undoubtedly with the current knowledge this wouldn't happen, but those were other times, and another knowledge.
..... If we match these two regions on top of each other they'll show a great resemblance. Once they are placed superficially, it can be considered as one region, because as we can see, it was frequent and normal that different navigators contributed different data on one region. In these maps it was considered that this region had already been placed at north together with Siberia, therefore it was not necessary to repeat it.

The Caribbean Sea is denominated "Slangen Mer" that means "Sea of Snakes" 1440. No islands appear in this sea; instead it shows us monsters of the region. There is a testimony of this, given by a Spanish sailor who participated on the three trips that Columbus made and was taken prisoner by the Turks, as it will be seen later in the map of Piri Reis.
..... A Danish, Dr. T. Schmidt, discovered in 1922 that hundred of thousands of European eels every two years cross the Atlantic to spawn in the Sea of the Sargassos near the Bahamas, well-known from immemorial times by the Greeks and Phoenicians, this dark sea was known as the cemetery of ships; it was beleived that they were caught by weeds like snakes and dragged them to disappear in a dense fog or accidental storms. It is undeniable that weeds and eels define and justify the perfect name "Sea of Snakes". See more about this in Festo Rufo Avieno, description of sailing, of the carthaginian marine Himilcón
..... This is the best description that could have been made of the Sea of the Sargassos. This sea is near The Bermudas and The Florida, and at the present it's located as the well-known area Triangle of the Bermudas. If it's certain that Greek and Phoenicians couldn't cross sailing the Atlantic Ocean. How did they know it? This sea is also mentioned by Christopher Columbus in his trip diary.