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Project 500 Years

Key developments of 1569, & a note on world geography

A pre-Mercator map of the world, produced by Monachus in 1527
Location of Astrakhan and Axov

A first note on world geography

Mercator’s world map of 1569
Mercatus’s 1537 map of Palestine (west-facing)
Mercatus 1538 world map



Helena Cobban looks at seminal developments in world history, from 1415 till today, with periodic musings on what it all means.

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Helena Cobban

Veteran analyst of global affairs, with some focus on the Middle East. Senior Fellow, Ctr for International Policy. Fuller bio at my Wikipedia page.