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How and when was the first world map drawn ??

Asked by srini, 05 Apr '09 10:12 am
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Piri Reiss first world map was discovered at Topkapi Palace in 1929.The map is drawn on camel skin, with illustrations in nine different colours. Its 86 cm long, 61 cm wide at the upper edge and 41 cm wide at the lower edge. The right hand section of the map has been torn away, leaving a ragged edge. The discrepancy in width between upper and lower edges, however, is due to natural shape of the skin. The remaining half of the map shows the east and west coasts of Atlantic Ocean. The coastlines of North and South America, the Antilles, Northwest Africa, Spain and France corresponded closely to modern maps.
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 05 Apr '09 10:15 am

 
  
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Answered by mohd basheer, 05 Apr '09 10:13 am

 
  
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By whom Human or God
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 05 Apr '09 10:12 am

 
  
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