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Abraham Ortelius Google doodle honors cartographer behind first modern day atlas

Today’s Google doodle marks the publication day of Abraham Ortelius’ “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum” (Theatre of the World) in 1570. Using information collected from scientists, geographers and cartographers, Ortelius’ work is credited as being the original modern day atlas. “Within these pages, we see the first evidence of someone imagining continental ...

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