20 fascinating ancient maps
Published on August 31st, 2009 | by Admin2
Free.edu has posted an interesting list showcasing 20 fascinating ancient maps and why they are cool.
Modern and Completely Correct Map of the Entire World
Creator: Joan Blaeu
Why it’s cool: Modern at the time, yes. Completely correct, not so much. The map reveals the limitations of knowledge regarding the west coast of North America, the Arctic, and New Holland (present-day Australia).