Q. 24.4( 7 Votes )

Why do you think did the map makers place their own country in the middle of the map?

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Since the period of 15th century happened to be an age of discovery and exploration which popularised the map and its importance, map makers tended to explore places, keeping their own countries at the centre of mapping. Such an attempt helped in exploring the round shape of the earth, which was previously presumed to be a flat-disc.


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