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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Map of True Discoveries by Europeans
Radical Cartography has a fascinating map of lands unknown to humanity prior to European discovery. Of note, the Cayman Islands have no known human presence prior to Christopher Columbus' arrival. Turns out the Admiral of the Ocean Sea actually really did discover new lands.
The map breaks down discovery by country. The Russian Empire and the Netherlands discovered the most new land with Spain, the conquer of the New World, having only slightly more discovered land than the United States.