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Re: Flat Earth Maps

Post by Artemis on Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:32 pm

Jan Barend Elwe: Planisphere Representant Toute L'Etendue Du Monde Dans L'Ordre Qu'on A Suivi Dans Ce Livre / Maps of the World

"Giovanni Domenico Cassini's monumental 24 foot diameter hand-drawn map of the world was originally drawn by Cassini on the floor of the Paris Observatory between 1679 and circa 1690. Cassini's work was the final chapter of the centuries old quest to map the world based upon Astronomical Observations, dating back to the ancient geographers of Greece and perhaps before.

The Cassini planisphere is assuredly one of the greatest cartographic landmarks connected with the furtherance of accurate map-making, and it is one of the first successful attempts to plot the shape of the earth from exact astronomical observations--and numerous observations, judging from the map. Thus the ultimate desire of the ancient classical geographers for astonomical accuracy for place locations was at last achieved, at least in part, through Cassini's efforts
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Cassini's map was constructed based upon observations of the eclipses of Jupiter and other celestial data compiled in 43 locations around the world
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This is the first map constructed using scientific data... coordinates of latitude and longitude for points throughout the world were collected by the Académie Royale des Sciences for over thirty years...
with the North Pole at the center."


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Re: Flat Earth Maps

Post by thugnastylol on Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:17 am

Lol, north and south seas. Would be more logical if they were stacked north / south, but they seem to just be two whole bodies of water here. Not saying that makes it bogus, but doesn't seem very useful of naming.

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