A royal advisor sent on a mission to create a world map, al-Idrisi created one of the most studied works of mapmaking and geography.
5 - 8
Geography, Social Studies, World History
Arab geographer al-Idrisi oversaw the creation of more than 70 maps. This al-Idrisi map contains the Mediterranean Sea, northern Africa, Europe, and parts of Asia. It is oriented with the south toward the top.
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May 20, 2022
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