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6 stunning maps uncover hidden details of the Earth and moon

People have been drawing maps for thousands of years. A grouping of dots on the walls of the Lascaux caves in southern France, for example, is thought to be a prehistoric map of the night sky. As mapmaking evolved, new forms of representation came about and cartographers started highlighting different features of the landscape. These shifts are charted in the 300 maps presented in the book Map: Exploring the World. Here are a few of our favourites.

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