Visit the EarthView web site to meet the team and learn about the project.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Maps that Changed the World

The EarthView team is just like the Chinese emperor Zhédì (悊帝) in one respect: like him, we have a very cool globe. His is thought to have been prepared by Jesuit missionaries in 1623. It is remarkable for its accuracy, particularly for showing that the rest of the world was not just a series of small islands!

Emperor Zhédì's globe is one of ten maps that changed the world, according to a recent article by British map librarian Peter Barber.

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