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A Revolution in Cartography

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Revolution in Cartography

Revolution in Cartography Revolution in Cartography

Answer the following questions from the reading above.

What is cartography?
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What two major developments sparked significant advances in map making in the 15th and 16th centuries?
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Why would curved or rounded lines of latitude make it difficult for sailors to accurately draw straight-line compass courses on maps?
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Who was Gerardus Mercator? What did he invent that is still in use today?)
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Why do you think the printing press could have such a huge impact on map making and exploration?
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Why do you suppose most sailors were aware that the Earth was a globe? (Hint: Think of the horizon and the first part of a ship to be seen.)
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