Here Be Dragons
Here Be Dragons
Humans have been practicing mapmaking, also known as cartography, for thousands of years.
3 - 12
Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Physical Geography, Social Studies, Ancient Civilizations, World History
1570 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Map Monsters
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.
Photograph from the United States Library of Congress
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June 2, 2022
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