1597: trees used to grow in Antarctica?

Ever been to Philippopolis-city? It's just across the river from the lush green Antarctica. A see a beach out there. I bet it was not that hard for Piri Reis to draw his map :unsure:

1597
Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra 1598.jpg

Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra 1597.jpg

Tropic of Capricorn
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Today

In 1597
Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra 1597_1.jpg

Looks like in 1597 Antarctica was extending beyond the Tropic of Capricorn. Interesting...


KD: If 500-600 years ago there indeed were trees in Antarctica... what had to happen for Antarctica to become covered with "million year old" ice?
 

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