Humans have been practicing mapmaking, also known as cartography, for thousands of years.
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Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Physical Geography, Social Studies, World History
Once, mapmakers would often place monsters and other imagined creatures to marked unexplored areas, like those seen in Ortelius's 1570 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum map.
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June 2, 2022
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