Sunday, November 23, 2008

Early Map Depicted Accurately America and The Pacific


Did an early 16th century mapmaker have secret knowledge that allowed him to create an accurate map of the newly discovered Americas long before anyone else? Or did his guess work and imagination simply bear an uncanny resemblance to the truth?

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3 comments:

Word Woman said...

The greatest fallacy of modern times is that everything happened relatively recent. Globally looking at all the anomolies it becomes apparent there was early connection, people were using boats to explore, and they had made some great discoveries.

RRRGroup said...

C:

The genius of such map renditions is extraordinary.

Fascinating...

RR

The Stout said...

There's a great book out there - 1431 (I think that's the title). Anyway, a cartographer/historian finds a small lead that leads to a series of discoveries that not only was the New World known for centuries before Columbus but that the whole planet had already been mapped and regular trade routes established. The information was lost in the knowledge purges of a 15th century Chinese emporer. I'll find the book and send the link. Interesting stuff...