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Maps that confound

waldseemuller.pngOne of the stories this week that certainly ranks high in the subject of world mysteries (or at least unanswered questions) must be the Waldseemuller map, not least the naming of America and why, plus the accurate mapping of a continent that had just been “discovered” by Europeans.

Created in 1507, it names America, maps accurately South America and also shows the Pacific. Its gone on display in the US.

There are many other maps that confound reason, which I guess only confounds if you accept traditional versions of history. Notably the Piri Reis map and the globes created by Johannes Schoner challenge conventional history which teaches us a version of history that seems to match the generally accept version of events, it doesn’t allow for alternatives that provide far too many questions that can’t be answered. An interesting read:

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