A world map is a map of the surface of the Earth, which may be made using any of a number of different map projections. A map projection is any method of representing the surface of a sphere or other three-dimensional body on a plane.
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... Further information Early world maps World map according to Posidonius (150-130 B.C.), drawn in 1628 A.D Tabula Rogeriana world map by Muhammad al-Idrisi in 1154 ...
... Japan thus saw full world maps for the first time, changing notions of a Buddhist cosmology matched with physical geography ... The first known printed European-style map was made in Nagasaki in 1645, however, the name of the map's creator is unknown ... World maps were made in Japan, but they were often gilded and used for largely decorative, as opposed to navigational, purposes and often placed Japan at the center of the world (Many modern maps made in Japan are ...
... Shadowbane featured a large world map, containing a large number of continents ... Shadowbane's world map varied by server ... Initially, Aerynth was the map for all the servers which were created at the games release ...
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