I was playing “Colonization” the other day and noticed something interesting. In the Opening sequence, you have a ship sailing from Europe through one of those “Here be monsters” maps that were common at the time. At one point the ship sails past “Terra Incognita”, which I know well enough(and it sounds pretty cool, besides). However, as the ship leaves, Europe, it sails into “Oceanus Occidetalis”. Oceanus is pretty obvious, even for a non-latin person like myself, but what about the other part?
I’ve even noticed this in a book about exploration through the ages.
What does “Ocean Occidetalis” mean?