The North Pole, Part 1: Maps and Legends

Ridiculous History

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The North Pole, Part 1: Maps and Legends

Wednesday, 17 June

In 1569, Gerardus Mercator creates the first world map. It's the predecessor of the cartoonishly inaccurate Mercator projection, and this math guides people toward what they believe to be the North Pole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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