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Cartography's History Timeline

Cartography=mapmaking How it evolved over time:
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Matthew Pusic

on 11 September 2012

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Transcript of Cartography's History Timeline

1st step Finished 2nd step Spark Last step Start (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Cartography's History Timeline Ancient Views of Earth The earliest form of a map
ever found were those belonging
to the ancient Babylonians.
Ancient versions of cartography were
found on clay tablets in 23000BC. The Ancient Greeks believed in maps being a very advanced idea. Philosophers began the most famous idea that the Earth is spherical. This was a ginormous step in cartography and supported by all ever since. Ptolemy during the Roman Empire, made a
"world map". It actually was the Earth from
30 degrees South to sixty degrees North. He also wrote a book called "Guide to Geography". His book was commonly referred to by many geographers until the renaissance period.
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