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Historical World Maps: G. van Schagen (1689)

Source: World Map 1689, Wikimedia Commons, License: Public Domain

Touched up version, reprojected to plate carrée projection:

Interesting Aspects

  • In china you can spot the chinese wall.
  • Where can you see New York on this map (look for New Amsterdam)?
  • The map shows California as an island (which was a common misconception at that time which also was depicted in other maps).
  • What are the names of Australia and Tasmania on this map?
  • The Prime Meridian is shifted by 20 degrees to the west compared to today's standards.
  • The map seems to be globally pretty accurate in terms of shape. For Europe, Africa and much of America the geographic coordinates match surprisingly well, however it's noticably off for the eastern hemisphere.


  • The map shows a region called "Nova Dania" ( "New Denmark", see also Jens Munk )

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