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Map fans! 430-year-old world map available for digital browsing:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/---/49881

The blog recommends browsing the hi-def images to "spot all the animals, monarchs on thrones, irate mermen, even the artist himself in not one, but two self-portraits". I liked the description of the original map's projection and the way it's been layered onto up-to-date maps for comparison.

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http://www.thehistoryblog.com/---/49881

The blog recommends browsing the hi-def images to "spot all the animals, monarchs on thrones, irate mermen, even the artist himself in not one, but two self-portraits". I liked the description of the original map's projection and the way it's been layered onto up-to-date maps for comparison.
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Strange is that where you wild guess they would just imagine some thing, the North coast of Russia, it goes quite good, and wrong it goes near Japan.
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Even though I can't say that he did a great job on the Netherlands...
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I would guess that it's the most cromulent map of its era.

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