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Few humans can withstand the allure of outdated maps and plans. Even today of disposable mapping вЂ” from satellite tv for pc navigation to personalised street instructions on the click on of a mouse вЂ” the ancient map keeps to offer a special standpoint on our altering international. right here we discover 25 excellent examples. The emphasis is at the tale in the back of the map: what it unearths approximately its author and clients, from the 1st explorers to the railway developers. This thought-provoking assortment good points maps that chart societies in addition to land, sea, and skies; maps that experience encouraged and encouraged; and maybe such a lot revealing of all, maps that misrepresent.
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Few humans can withstand the attraction of previous maps and plans. Even at present of disposable mapping вЂ” from satellite tv for pc navigation to personalized street instructions on the click on of a mouse вЂ” the ancient map maintains to provide a distinct standpoint on our altering global. the following we discover 25 wonderful examples.
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Setting up (Irade he Portuguese ships that left Lisbon and other Portuguese ports during the fifteenth century T had dual and complementary missions. They were exploring and mapping the African coast but they were also looking for every opportunity to return home with a hold full of goods that would enrich the captain, his crew and, importantly, the sponsors who had financed the voyage. With such small crews the usual way of achieving this was not through confrontation but rather through trading with indigenous people.
When interviewed they often seem to find it difficult to articulate and invariably refer to some form of 'inner drive' that needs to be satisfied. Without similar individuals in the past the information that enabled the mapmakers to 'complete' the map of the world would not have become available when it did. But similarly, many of the notorious events that also took place would not have occurred. Certainly, as one of the examples included here clearly shows, not all of those who sailed into the unknown were motivated by wealth.
Its proximity to the reservoir and the aqueduct system would have given him control over the water supply to the island city, a vital factor in any siege. Aqueduct ^ystem Ithough surrounded by water the city of Tenochtitlan would have needed a regular and A reliable supply of fresh water to ensure the health and well-being of its citizens. The map reveals the sophisticated manner in which this was achieved. A reservoir by the woods fed an aqueduct system that carried fresh water over the lake and into the centre of the city.