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This gallery of 30 maps traces the history of cartography, with examples of maps made by cultures from the Paleolithic to the early modern period. The maps cover cities, states, continents, sometimes the entire world as it was known at the time they were created, and even the stars. The maps are magnificent examples of how humans throughout history have worked together to combine their past and present knowledge for the benefit of future generations.
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