Who first drew maps of America regarding discovery of America ?
Muslims were always the forefathers of maritime discoveries, especially those which were unfairly attributed to western scientists. It is vivid clear that these discoveries were made by Muslim scientists. One of the most important discoveries was the discovery of America, which was ascribed to Christopher Columbus in (1492 A.D.). Since Muslims announced the roundness of the Earth, depending on astrological and mathematical proofs, references emerged in their books to the possibility of the existence of inhabited islands on the other side of the Earth that have not been discovered yet. This theory was based on the fact that it is not logic that one side of the surface of the Earth is thoroughly land while the other is fully covered with water, otherwise that would disturb the balance of the Earth and the regularity of its rotation.
Al-Biruni was the first to refer to this fact in his books. Depending on this theory, the adventures of geographical disco ...more
In his book, Chariots of the gods, writer Eric Phone Dunckin pointed out that the maps of Muhiddin Al-Reis were presented to Professor Maliri Arlington, professor of geographical maps at American universities. After close scrutiny, he announced that these maps have all geographical facts about America. However, when he doubted the presence of some mistakes or inaccurate location of some places, he sought the assistance of the geographers of the US Fleet, whose study of these maps showed that the maps of Al-Reis had accurately and amazingly portrayed the internal topography of the continents (geogra ...more