1424 history
1466 History
1489 History
1507 History

The shape of the earth takes billions of years to change.
Yet, between 1424 and 1507, maps show a constantly changing world.
How is this possible?

The "Age of Discovery" was a time of awakening.
Mapmakers document the knowledge gathered by exploration and trade.
So, while the earth did not change so quickly, mapmakers' understanding of its shape did.
And the maps show us how.

The red ship with a G - brings you back to "What's New in Geography".



What's New in 1424?
New World View: Atlantic Ocean with Spain in the Center
England, Ireland, Finlandia and an island named "Brazil"
Western Islands: Antilia


What's New in 1466?
The Baltic and the island of "Brazil" [red dot]
The Red Sea
The Black Sea
Antilia Islands
North Africa Coast
Middle East and The Nile River
The Danube River
Scotland, Ireland, England
European Coast and The Alps
Mediterranean Sea
The Atlas Mountains


What's New in 1489?
The Mapmaker on Genoa and Venice
The Alps
A More Accurate Red Sea
The Far North Coast: Norway [Regnum Norwegia], England, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man
The City of Avignon
Atlas Mountains, African Lakes and Babilon[ia]
Nile River Delta and the Danube
The Black Sea
The Mediterranean Sea and Europe
The Islands: Iceland?, Brazil, the Fortunate Islands [Canaries] and Antilia
Africa Coast Extended


What's New in 1507?
A 360 Degree World
All of Africa with a more accurate Red Sea
North and South America
The Western Ocean [Pacific]
India and Ceylon [Tapobane]
Zipangi [Japan]
Changing Shapes: The Open Indian Ocean, Italy and Scotland

1424 Nautical Chart
1466 Portolan Chart
1489 Portolan Chart
1507 Globe
1507 Wall Map

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