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Fool's Cap World Map (c. 1590s) by anonymous
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Fool's Cap World Map (c. 1590s) by anonymous

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."--Paul Rodriguez


"OUR earth is but as an atom in space, a star amongst stars. Yet, to us who inhabit it, it is still without bounds, as it was in the time of our barbarian ancestors. Nor can we foresee the period when the whole of its surface will be known to us."--The Earth and Its Inhabitants (1875–1894) by Élisée Reclus

The Map of Tendre (Carte du Tendre) is a French map of an imaginary country called Tendre. It shows a geography entirely based around the theme of love
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The Map of Tendre (Carte du Tendre) is a French map of an imaginary country called Tendre. It shows a geography entirely based around the theme of love

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The study of the physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth.

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The ancient Greeks divided the world into three continents, Europe, Asia, and Libya (Africa).

The Hellespont formed the border between Europe and Asia. The border between Asia and Libya was generally considered to be the Nile river, but some geographers, such as Herodotus objected to this. Herodotus argued that there was no difference between the people on the east and west sides of the Nile, and that the Red Sea was a better border. The relatively narrow habitable band was considered to run from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to an unknown sea somewhere east of India in the east. The southern portion of Africa was unknown, as was the northern portion of Europe and Asia, so it was believed that they were circled by a sea. These areas were generally considered uninhabitable.

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