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Typus Orbis Terrarum

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Ortelius#Theatrum_Orbis_Terrarum) made this map in 1570, depicting the world as known to the Europeans at that time.

Some highlights: Australia, Tasmanaia and New Zealand weren't discovered at that moment. (Australia seems to be present, but this is called New Guinea). Antartica was depicted much larger then known now, and it was thought that it was possible to sail from Europe to the 'east' between America and the north pole ice.

I tried to catch the feeling of the original map as much as possible. So I used only colors already present in the Typus map. The Typus map has meridians, an equator etc. I removed them from the background and foreground file, and redrawn them in the overground file to assure the highest quality.

While making this map I got some signals that our friends from Oz might be disappointed so a territory on the Southern continent was claimed especially for them.

Trying to keep the game map as close to the original Typus map creates a problem: there is only limited room to change shapes and distances. This sometimes makes it difficult to clearly depict the connections. That might need some 'getting used to'.

There is no good way to show castles, pawns and knight that would fit all the cultures involved in this map. I therefore used the chess alternatives.

Have fun....

Created by Lupus Ferox. Version 1.13 released September 16, 2010.


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