Title: Erythraei Siue Rubri Maris Periplus, Oilm ab Arriano Descritus, Nunc Vero ab Abrah, Ortelio ex Eodem Delineatus.
Mapmaker: Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598)
This map shows the Indian Ocean as it was known in ancient times and extends from Africa to the East Indies, published in Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
The European desire for a sea route to the Indies in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance coincided with a newly available text titled Geographia by Claudius Ptolemy, a scientist from Alexandria. Ptolemy's influential work, completed circa 150 AD, introduced the concepts of a landlocked Indian Ocean and a southern land named Terra Australis Incognita, which was believed to exist in order to act as a counter weight to the known lands of the Northern Hemisphere. Ptolemy also gave precise coordinates for some 8000 places, many of which were to confound mapmakers for years to come.
The inset map in the top left corner depicts the northwest coast of Africa, an area which was first explored by Hanno the Navigator, King of Carthage, who had sailed along the west coast of Africa to reach the Arabian sea. In the top right corner, another inset map named 'Hyper Borei', has been added, as Ortelius wrote, 'for better beautifying or proportioning of this map' and to remind the reader that despite all attempts, a passage to the far East via the North Pole had not yet been discovered by the English or the Dutch. The inset map lower centre illustrates 'The wandering of Ulysses.' What’s your favourite part?
As always, feel free to request the next style/location of map posted.
hope everyone out there has been enjoying the beautiful fall season! 🍂 the temps have been steadily dropping, and I’m looking forward to spending plenty of cozy evenings nestled in at home 📷: @elijahjhoffman
this is about half of our home. I show this because sometimes you start to feel like the instagram lens is just too darn perfect.
I realize that if you look quickly at this photo, you don’t see too much wrong but let me point out a few things that prove that even a designer/organizer doesn’t have her shit together part of the time.
there’s currently clean clothes sitting in penny’s rock ‘n play which she doesn’t use anymore and should be put into storage at this point. yup, it makes for a good laundry basket if you were wondering. 🤦🏼♀️ the diaper bag basically either lives on the one chair in our living room or on the floor in penny’s room because that works best for us and we have VERY little storage space. penny’s activity mat takes up about half of the floor space and greets anyone who enters our apartment (the stairs up to our apartment are literally just before where we put her mat). there’s a large pile of recycling hiding behind those trash barrels that needs to be brought downstairs. there are dirty bottles just chillin’ on the countertop that need to be washed. I could go on..
instagram is a great platform and I love it but sometimes we all need to show more real life scenes. who’s with me?!
A very confused home right here.... Christmas tree, pumpkins🤣🤷🏼♀️ Sorry not sorry! I wanted to share our new rug from @homedynamix by @nicolemillernyc it is simply beautiful😍 & SO soft. Good night, friends! Stay warm❄️🔥 Tap photo for sources! #ad