Or Anatolia and a map of Jerusalem in the year of its recapture by Saladin.
or Latin Kingdoms
From “Historical Atlas” by William R. Shepherd, New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1923:
Imagine: as the boundaries of political and military control shift, the lives of ordinary people change, often dramatically.
Or “New Island”– a 1552 map by Sebastian Munster:
Before “Europeans” (who didn’t identify as such at that time) “discovered” America maps of the world looked like this. In many cases the center of the map was Jerusalem.
Here is some background to our discussion about Afrofuturism, taken from a lecture I gave a couple of years ago.
Maritime Culture, America, and the Black Atlantic
“The Oceanic Revolution”: the opening of the Western Hemisphere to exploration and colonization was a world historical event. The central figures of this revolution were sailors and the enslaved.