December 5, 2012

Ancient Map Discovery

Contemplation of the day: 

Discovery of an interesting phenomena in an ancient world map. When the world map is mirrored and lined up like a Masonic mirror, a strange figure appears below the frame where the outside globe edges intersect, a figure that appears similar to Dogu in nature. Could it be a hidden reference as sometimes ancient charts held, or is it just a coincidence? This was discovered while creating a banner image for the sub-Reddit.

World map, Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica AC Hydrographica Tabula. Mercator, Gerhard; 1512-1594; Hondius, Henricu