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The biggest mistakes in mapmaking history

For thousands of years, people made both functional maps and what are known as cosmographies, illustrating the earth and its position in the cosmos, often including constellations, gods, and mythic locations. These maps were meant to depict the world's geography, but weren't necessarily useful for navigation and contained some glaring mistakes. Kayla Wolf shares mapmaking’s biggest blunders.

Lesson by Kayla Wolf
Directed by Serin Inan
Narrator: Alexandra Panzer
Composers: Cem Misirlioglu & David Coltun
Sound Designer: Cem Misirlioglu
Storyboard Artist: Gürkan Gürler
Art Director: Gürkan Gürler
Animators: İrem Usta, Gürkan Gürler
Compositor: Serin Inan
Executive Creative Director: Logan Smalley
Produced by: Gerta Xhelo, Bethany Cutmore-Scott
Editorial Director: Alex Rosenthal
Editorial Producer: Elizabeth Gox





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