This should be the map taught in schools. These elephants were largely marched off maps of africa in the 19th century as expeditions by the likes of.
The simple answer to the question was this.
Africa map upside down. Our maps are upside down and distorted. All have at least some basis in. It s often said that travel can change your perspective on life.
Watch video africa disoriented. Africa map upside down top 10 maps from muslim civilisation when north was south and south world map picture migration patterns maps transpacificproject maps transpacificproject in sudan rediscovering ancient nubia before it s too late top 10 maps from muslim civilisation when north was south and south 12 maps that changed the world the atlantic. The map upside down to skew our traditional eurocentric point of view shows an africa dominated by islamic states and native kingdoms and federations.
Notice how africa and south america are the proportional size you would see on a globe. But you don t even need to leave your chair to see the world from a whole different point of view. It will probably feel a little strange.
The upside down world map. In this map the equator is right in the middle of the picture. Like post share.
It isn t upside down at all. A good question about this from russel he says maps are supposed to be reflective not creative of fact here is my re. Maps are upside down europe africa.
In a flip of convention my giant framed world map displays the southern hemisphere australia included at the top. It s an example of an upside down map relatively unusual but not uncommon put. Go ahead and explore this upside down world map for a few minutes.
In ancient roman cartography africa was drawn at the top of a map and britain at its bottom so we should try to visualize caesar aiming downwards to the alps in his campaign to conquer gaul now france and scipio sailing up to africa to defeat hannibal it was only during the middle ages that someone decided to turn things upside down and to give the world the shape we know today. Africa map upside down. The second was discovered in a reddit thread what would africa look like if it had never been colonised.
From willem janszoon blaeu s 17th century map of africa.