Frontiers of knowledge

I love old maps especially ones which clearly differentiate the known and the obviously unknown, by a straight line, for example. This reminds me of how those long dead thought about the world, its limits, and whether there existed unknown lands. The urge to explore is innate, as is the urge to seek out frontiers were current beliefs and ways of thinking become obsolete. The parallel with the scientific endeavour is robust.

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One Response to “Frontiers of knowledge”

  1. trkendall Says:

    Gerard van Schagen produced this world map in 1689. It was made in Amsterdam.

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