Tyla, New Zealander, Marine science major at Auckland Unviersity with a love for all things science.

Previously that-science-bitch

The evolution of the mapping of the world.

The Babylonian World Map is the oldest map known to man, followed by Ptolemys World Map produced in 150AD this was modelled as the Romans understood The Earth to be. Walersee Mullers World Map was formulated in the1570s this the first depiction of the East Coast of the Americas.  Next to update our view of the world was Blaeu’s with his world map in 1664. The following maps illustrator  remains unknown, it was produced in 1785, and lastly how the word is currently portrayed and how we know it to look today.

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