Maps have motivated us to discover the World in all it’s glory from vast deserts and oceans, highest mountains and deepest caves to the secluded hidden bays and islands of romantic bliss.
From the earliest cave maps like the 14000 year old map found in a cave in Navarra Spain, depicting landscapes of mountains and rivers, and areas for good hunting engraved on the stones, to the latest navigational maps we just download the apps and we have modern maps of cities and man made roads. The human race has always had the hunger to travel and move around the planet to discover and enjoy new experiences and map out our own personalised journey.
The more decorative maps of the 17th and 18th century are a joy to behold, and more like a unique art piece to hang on the wall, as apposed to today’s straight lines and technical facts. These old maps also show that the knowledge and ability to use navigation goes back thousands of years. The 1737 Buache map illustrates this fact, and uses more ancient charts to display Antarctica well before the ice continent was in fact discovered. This map also correctly outlines the underwater plateau positioned where the Canary Islands are located The Buache Map depicts the waterway which divides the continent of Antarctica into two landmasses which means it was based on an early survey before glaciers melted.
We can be sure today that we will find our destination with the latest technology but we must also have fun in our plans to travel and in our own personal journey. An interactive map that brings joy to use and joy to look at, and feel a part of our great World adventures.