For thousands of years, people made both functional maps and what are known as cosmographies, illustrating the earth and its position in the cosmos, often including constellations, gods, and mythic locations. These maps were meant to depict the world's geography, but weren't necessarily useful for navigation and contained some glaring mistakes. KaylaWolf shares mapmaking’s biggest blunders.
Lesson by KaylaWolf, directed by Serin İnan, Kozmonot Animation Studio.
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