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Usage du portulan - Figure 1. Hydrographe à l’ouvrage (Jacques de Vaulx, 1583, Les Premières œuvres, médaillon du frontispice, BnF)

Usage du portulan - Figure 1. Hydrographe à l’ouvrage (Jacques de Vaulx, 1583, Les Premières œuvres, médaillon du frontispice, BnF)

Ptolemy was a mathematician and astronomer who proved that the earth was round. Lived in 200 AD in Alexandria. This is his Ptolemaic System.

Science Art: Ptolemaic System, from Andreas Cellarius’ Harmonia Macrocosmica. This chart shows the universe as understood in 1660 – a solar system with a giant Earth at its center.

Medieval Map, All Kingdoms of the World, Catalan Atlas, 1375, 4-panel Set

Abraham Cresques stunning century map of the known world spanning from the North Atlantic to the South China Sea

1893 U.S. Coast Survey Nautical Chart of the Chesapeake Bay  I love the idea of hanging up old, regional maps in a classroom - particularly if they're related to a time period you're studying.

Coast Survey Nautical Chart or Map of the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay - Geographicus -

⇚ Map Quest ⇛ maps & globes in history, art, craft & decor - Jamshid Kooros - Map of Versailles

⇚ Map Quest ⇛ maps & globes in history, art, craft & decor - Jamshid Kooros - Map of Versailles

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The Land Of Maps, The first Buddhist world map printed in Japan and the prototype for all subsequent Buddhist world maps printed in Japan until the late nineteenth century. Made by Zuda Rokashi in 1710 [

The world and all its continents were discovered by a Chinese admiral named Zheng He, whose fleets roamed the oceans between 1405 and 1435. His exploits, which are well documented in Chinese historical records, were written about in a book which appeared in China around 1418 called “The Marvellous Visions of the Star Raft”.

China beat Columbus to it, perhaps

Chinese explorer Zheng He may have discovered America before Columbus, according to new book. Does a Chinese map prove that Christopher Columbus was not the first explorer to navigate the New World?

al-Idrisi world map, 12th century. Oxford Pococke Manuscript, Bodleian Library, Oxford. Oriented with South at the top. Gog and Magog in northern China.

World Map Century. Description: World map made by the Arab cartographer and geographer Abu Abd Allah Muhammad al-Idrisi in 1154 under the court of King Roger II of Sicily.

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