Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Great Cartographers

Seeing a classic map can bring to mind the era depicted, the tools to make the map, and even the adventure of discovering the newly-filled in regions. One; however, rarely thinks of the cartographer who makes them. It is a sad fact that except for maybe one, Martin Waldseem├╝ller, the names of cartographers are unknown.

Legendary Map Makers of the World seeks to change that. The site breaks down the various eras of cartography of the ancient world up till today. Each era has articles describing the lives of cartographers who changed the science.

Anaximander, Hadji Muhiddin Piri Ibn Hadji Mehmed, Philip W. Arnold Sr., and Embassy World await your history of cartography adventure!

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