Help identify a map

Brigandia36

Sr Member
Hi proud members of the RPF,
can you help me to identify a map ?
Is it a true map ? Is it invented ? Just a mistery... :p
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It is in a 1996 movie.
 

Tommy

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It's clearly intended to represent the Strait of Magellan / Tierra del Fuego, but at least based on Google Maps and a few image searches for historical maps of that region, those landforms don't seem to match up with either the current geography or former representations. I'd guess it's either wholly invented or a composite using a map of some other location - possibly zoomed in considering the cropped compass rose.

Can you make out the scale in any shot?
 

David3

Sr Member
Most likely meant to represent the Strait of Magellan as Tommy said.. but could it be in the Phillippines where Magellan died? There is a Magellan Bay off Cebu which looks more like a strait.

What's the movie?
 

Tommy

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Most likely meant to represent the Strait of Magellan as Tommy said.. but could it be in the Phillippines where Magellan died? There is a Magellan Bay off Cebu which looks more like a strait.

What's the movie?

Bordello of Blood.

Here's a higher-res shot:

BoB map.jpg

Interestingly, it appears to misspell Tierra del Fuego as "Terra" - possibly another indicator of a custom prop. Unless this is an older spelling?
 

Tommy

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Another curious observation on a second look:

The map appears to note a latitudinal coordinate 53 along the left, and longitudinal coordinate 300 along the top (maybe more are visible, but I only found a short clip on YouTube). Oddly, these are close to accurate; -53, -70 would be in the vicinity of Porvenir, Chile. On the other hand, -53, -60 places the map in the Atlantic about 50 miles south of the Falklands. Oops!
 

MAKE BELIEVE

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Bordello of Blood.

Here's a higher-res shot:

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Interestingly, it appears to misspell Tierra del Fuego as "Terra" - possibly another indicator of a custom prop. Unless this is an older spelling?
"Terra" is the portuguese word for "Tierra" (spanish). Fernao de Magalhaes was a portuguese explorer. Anyway doesn't make much sense having one word in portuguese and the rest in spanish.
 

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