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This virtual exhibit shows different theories and maps that have been created postulating what Earth’s interior looks like throughout history and showed evolution of our ideas of what lies beneath our feet.
Yale University is using high tech imagery analysis such as reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) to determine the authenticity of the Vinland Map, a purported 15th-century world map that has long been widely believed to be a 20th century forgery.
Though published a decade and a half ago, Walter Goffart’s Historical Atlases: The First Three Hundred Years, remains the indispensable reference source for the appearance and development of historical atlases in the Western world.