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09

old-timey maps & other unusual maps

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unusual and marvelous maps

I love old science, when we knew even less about the world than what we know today, and the crap we made up to explain it was even more implausible. And I also really love old-time maps, and trying to imagine what it was like to try and conceptualize land masses that were not yet fully understood. AND I love ridiculous old-timey sea monsters. This site, while a somewhat unappealing presentation, has all of those things.

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3 Responses to “old-timey maps & other unusual maps”


  1. 3 krrl
    March 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    “I love old science, when we knew even less about the world than what we know today”

    quite a statement, you’re not one of those scientists are you?


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