Expansion Of Trade And Colonization Of The New World

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Seventeenth century maps may seem to be simple drawing but they had a big impact on explorers and traders of the time. The expansion of trade and colonization of the New World brought the need of accurate maps to help empires control as much as the world as possible. During the Age of Exploration these maps were important to explorers trader ships to navigate the seas to the new world and its colonies (Dempsey, Caitlin) These maps were made by sailing along the coast and looking through a telescope other tools were used including magnetic compasses and sextants to accurately measure position and create accurate maps. Compasses helped position sextants were used to determine angular distance between objects and elevation. Drawings were made
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