Why the Maps of Abraham Ortelius Included Images of Sea Monsters


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Celebrating the anniversary of the world’s first atlas, Google honored Belgian cartographer Abraham Ortelius with a Doodle on Sunday. His famed work, "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" was published in 1570, establishing the standard for assembling an atlas. But there is one tradition that hasn’t lived on: his inclusion of s...

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