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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful for this map



For an idea of what the early 17th Century was like, I present this map.
The captain with the original name, John Smith, made this famous 1616 map of New England, which shows what Smith found in the New World, things like a sea monster, lines in the ocean, a floating coat of arms, beasts larger than mountains and other 17th Century staples, like the unicorn on top right.
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