How did they draw maps?

Before we had satellites and spaceships to show us what the world looks like,

how did they draw the maps?

That is mind blowing…. how did anyone ever draw a decently accurate map? All the crevices and indents along the coastline… how far in the mountains are… how the rivers wind around. How did they know that?

Think about it. Someone had to ride in a boat or on a horse around the entire coastline and somehow draw it all to scale. That is seriously amazing.

We picture ourselves as superbly intelligent in today’s world with our “progress”, but seriously…. drawing a map while walking along the coast is way more impressive. I think people were smarter back then… they had to figure everything out from scratch.

We only see farther because we stand not the shoulders of giants.

Just a Highdea

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