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Monte’s map is circular, with the North Pole at the center and lines of longitude radiating outward from there—what modern cartographers call a polar azimuthal projection, a very unusual choice for his time.
Image The map seemed to be an unbelievable find, an unknown fifth original of the rarest of documents, a vision of the world, circa 1507, by the famed German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller.
Although some cartographers and artists still make fantastic pictorial maps today, the genre never regained its midcentury popularity.
The competition was founded in 1993 in honor of American cartographer Barbara Petchenik, who dedicated part of her career to maps related to children’s education.
According to Kate Connolly of The Guardian, the new heart of the EU was determined by French cartographers at IGN, a geographic engineering institute in Paris.
Senna’s body of work has shown her to be a skilled cartographer of racial terrain, detailing entanglements that are rich and nuanced and complicated by race, rather than simply illustrative of boundaries.
It was drawn in 1452 as one of only three world maps Venetian cartographer Giovanni Leardo drew and signed.
Michael Zeiler, a geographer and cartographer, wrote on GreatAmericanEclipse.com.
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Did You Know?
Up until the 18th century, maps were often decorated with fanciful beasts and monsters, at the expense of accurate details about places. French mapmakers of the 1700s and 1800s encouraged the use of more scientific methods in the art they called "cartographie." The French word cartographie (the science of making maps), from which we get our English word "cartography," was created from "carte," meaning "map," and "-graphie," meaning "representation by." Around the same time we adopted "cartography" in the mid-19th century, we also created our word for a mapmaker, "cartographer."
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