It is said that Native Americans were the first to create Maps. However, here is a bowl from Egypt that has symbols like those found on a map.
This is a map made by an unknown cartographer from Egypt.
This map was made in Germany around the same date as the previous map you saw.
Here you see Christopher Columbus landing in the Caribbean Islands. Do we wear this style of clothing now?
This painting shows Christopher Columbus presenting Native Americans to the King and Queen of Spain. People from Europe and Native Americans had never met before.
Maps of the Earth began to change after Columbus' voyage to North America.
This map was painted by a Japanese artist and represents 4 large cities. Zoom in on the cities and notice the similarities and differences.
A pantograph [pan - tuh -graf] is a tool used by cartographers to draw and reproduce maps.
This is a painting of President George Washington with his family. Notice how the clothing has changed. Did you see the globe?
This painting is from 1867. Did the style of clothing change once again? Does that help you understand that time has passed?
Cameras and photographs were invented in 1827. This photograph was taken in 1871. What do you see?
Which continent is shown?
This painting was made in 1884 by Georges Seurat [sir- awt] titled A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. In English it means A Sunday Around the Great Pond. What do you notice about the style of clothing in 1884?
Here is a photograph of cartographers working to map Alaska in 1954. How can you tell that this is a more recent image?
The colors you see represent the Oceans. The black represents the continents.
You are looking at a map of the Metro in New York. Zoom in to see the Legend on the top right. Maps are made to represent many things. Can you make a map?
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