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Early Maps for Navigating the World

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  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    This is an interesting bit of triva that a gentlman Pericles posted on another forum subject I participate in
    Brian


    The Kangnido 1402 AD map from Korea shows Africa to almost the exact same shape as the Ming Empire Da Ming Hun Yi Tu of 1389 AD

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangnido

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2446907.stm

    Zheng He's 1418/1763 AD integrated map.

    http://www.1421.tv/pages/maps/1418.htm

    Here are answers to criticisms of the Zheng He map by its owner Liu Gang.

    http://www.1421.tv/pages/evidence/co...EvidenceID=444

    Astonishing achievements!

    Pericles