Strange Maps: The Dutch Moisturize Mars

One should also note that for centuries placenaming on maps has been a way to claim ownership and first-rights of a place. Hence the rather obvious Dutch-ness of the map above

We should be able to guess the date of the map by checking which Dutch astronomers are mentioned (and thus, were already dead at the time), and which are not.

Comment by omnologos — January 13, 2008 @

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