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"Exploring the Vastness: A Journey through Continents" Al-Idrisi's World Map, 1154: Unveiling the ancient knowledge of continents and their boundaries

Background imageContinent Collection: Map of the Word with lines marking boundaries of tectonic plates

Map of the Word with lines marking boundaries of tectonic plates

Background imageContinent Collection: Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914.Oil on canvas by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936), 1918 (c); exhibited at the Royal Academy 1918 (No 260).Composed of regular soldiers and reservists

Background imageContinent Collection: Al-Idrisis world map, 1154

Al-Idrisis world map, 1154
Al-Idrisis world map. This world map, known as the Tabula Rogeriana, dates from 1154, and is orientated with North at bottom

Background imageContinent Collection: Continental drift after 250 million years

Continental drift after 250 million years, showing the supercontinent of Pangea Ultima, which was named for the ancient supercontinent of Pangea

Background imageContinent Collection: Europe at night

Europe at night, satellite image. North is at top. Yellow lights mark the major cities and population areas, showing a clearly delineated Mediterranean coast

Background imageContinent Collection: 17th century world map

17th century world map
World map, published around 1664 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, by Dutch mapmaker Joan Blaeu (c.1599- 1673). The Latin title is Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula

Background imageContinent Collection: Earth from space, satellite image

Earth from space, satellite image
Earth from space. Satellite image showing North and South America as seen from 35, 000 kilometres above the Earths surface. North is at top and the Moon is at upper right

Background imageContinent Collection: Europe at night, satellite image

Europe at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) of increasing intensity show areas of increasing population, with areas of few lights being more sparsely populated

Background imageContinent Collection: Whole Earth at night, satellite image

Whole Earth at night, satellite image
Whole Earth map at night, satellite image. Here, Africa is seen at centre. City lights (yellow) of increasing intensity show areas of increasing population

Background imageContinent Collection: Oronce Fines world map, 1531

Oronce Fines world map, 1531
Oronce Fines world map. Map of the worlds northern and southern hemispheres by the French mathematician and cartographer Oronce Fine (1494-1555)

Background imageContinent Collection: Europe at night, satellite image

Europe at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population. There are few lights in North Africa (bottom) and the Arctic (top) since they are more sparsely populated

Background imageContinent Collection: The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)

The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)
IMPERIALISM CARTOON, 1882. The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism grabbing land on every continent

Background imageContinent Collection: North America at night, satellite image

North America at night, satellite image
Africa at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of Africa. North is at top. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population

Background imageContinent Collection: Earth, topographic and bathymetric map

Earth, topographic and bathymetric map. This whole Earth map is centred on the Greenwich meridian, at zero degrees latitude

Background imageContinent Collection: VESPUCCIs WORLD MAP, 1526. Juan Vespuccis world map, 1526

VESPUCCIs WORLD MAP, 1526. Juan Vespuccis world map, 1526

Background imageContinent Collection: Shackleton / Graphic 1914

Shackleton / Graphic 1914
ERNEST SHACKLETON Irish Antartic explorer, photographed before his bid to cross the Antartic continent in 1914

Background imageContinent Collection: 16th century world map

16th century world map
World map, published around 1565 in Venice, Italy, by Italian mapmaker Ferando Bertelli. The title of the map: Universale Descrittione di Tutta la Terra Conosciuta Fin Qui

Background imageContinent Collection: Africa Political Map

Africa Political Map
Antique illustration of a Africa Political Map from 1893

Background imageContinent Collection: Map of the world, 1720

Map of the world, 1720
(Original Caption) 18th century map of the world. Published in Paris in 1720, this French map shows the known world, including the new lands that had been discovered in the preceding centuries by

Background imageContinent Collection: North Sea at night, satellite image

North Sea at night, satellite image
North Sea at night. Black marble satellite image of the North Sea at night. Lights from ships and flares from gas and oil platforms can be seen. On land, more densely populated areas are brighter

Background imageContinent Collection: Earth

Earth. Satellite image of the Earth, centred on Antarctica. The South Pole is at centre. Water is blue, vegetation is green, arid areas are brown, and snow and ice are white

Background imageContinent Collection: Depiction of a flat planet Earth

Depiction of a flat planet Earth, with curious little wheels for the ships to go round without (hopefully) falling off into space

Background imageContinent Collection: Continental drift, 100 million years ago

Continental drift, 100 million years ago. Map of the Earth showing the continents some 100 million years after the start of the break-up of the ancient supercontinent of Pangea

Background imageContinent Collection: Continental Drift

Continental Drift
The world 200 million years ago in Upper Triassic times, showing the single continent of Pangaea and the universal ocean, Panthalassa

Background imageContinent Collection: Australia, satellite image

Australia, satellite image
Australia. Satellite image of the Earth, set against a background of stars, centred on the island continent of Australia. North is at top. Clouds (white) are seen in the atmosphere

Background imageContinent Collection: Australia, satellite image

Australia, satellite image. North is at top. Australia is the worlds smallest continent. It is located in the southern hemisphere, southeast of Asia

Background imageContinent Collection: 16th century world map

16th century world map made by Pierre Desceliers in 1546 on a commission by King Francis I for Henri II of France. Most noticeable is that the Northern hemisphere is upside-down

Background imageContinent Collection: Antarctic exploration, route maps

Antarctic exploration, route maps
Antarctic exploration. Map of Antarctica showing the routes taken by Ernest Shackleton (1914 to 1916, red), Roald Amundsen (1911 to 1912, brown), Robert Scott (1911 to 1912)

Background imageContinent Collection: South America at night, satellite image

South America at night, satellite image
South America at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of South America. North is at top

Background imageContinent Collection: Australia, topographic map

Australia, topographic map. Highlands and lowlands of the continents are shown as ridges and flat areas. Southeast Asia (top left), New Zealand (lower right) and Antarctica (bottom right)

Background imageContinent Collection: South America at night, satellite image

South America at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population, particularly in North America (top left) and South Americas coasts

Background imageContinent Collection: North America at night, satellite image

North America at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population, particularly in North America (upper centre)

Background imageContinent Collection: Europe, 16th century nautical map

Europe, 16th century nautical map
Nautical map of Europe, 1544 copy of Agnese Atlas. Several copies of this atlas were produced between 1536 and 1564, in Venice, by the Italian mapmaker Battista Agnese

Background imageContinent Collection: Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer

Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer
Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator, coloniser and explorer on behalf of Spain. He undertook four voyages of exploration, first reaching the American continent in 1492

Background imageContinent Collection: Earth from space, artwork

Earth from space, artwork. View of the Earth centred on 165 degrees East, showing Russia (top left), Southeast Asia (centre left), China and Japan (upper left), Australia (lower left)

Background imageContinent Collection: Europe at night

Europe at night, satellite image. North is towards top left. Yellow lights mark the major cities. The Mediterranean coast is densely populated, as is the mainland of Britain

Background imageContinent Collection: Earth, topographic and bathymetric map

Earth, topographic and bathymetric map. This map is centred on the Pacific Ocean, at longitude 140 degrees west. Highlands and lowlands of the continents are shown as ridges and flat areas

Background imageContinent Collection: Mungo Park reaches Kamalia, Africa

Mungo Park reaches Kamalia, Africa
The Scottish explorer Mungo Park reaches Kamalia in Mandingo (Mandinka, Mandinko) country, West Africa

Background imageContinent Collection: Continental Drift

Continental Drift
5 diagrams illustrating the positions of the continents 380 mya, 200 mya, 135 mya, 50 mya and the present

Background imageContinent Collection: Digital world, conceptual artwork

Digital world, conceptual artwork. Map of the Earth composed of a printed circuit board

Background imageContinent Collection: Whole Earth, satellite image

Whole Earth, satellite image. This map is centred on the Greenwich meridian, at zero degrees latitude. Arctic and Antarctic ice is white, oceans are blue and land is green and brown

Background imageContinent Collection: Map of South America

Map of South America

Background imageContinent Collection: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Or

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Or
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius and originally printed on May 20, 1570, in Antwerp. World Map

Background imageContinent Collection: Map, route of Santa Fe Railroad, USA

Map, route of Santa Fe Railroad, USA
Map showing the route of the Santa Fe Railroad, USA, from the Great Lakes in the east, to the Gulf of Mexico in the south, and the Pacific coast in the west

Background imageContinent Collection: Poster, The Continent via Dover-Ostend

Poster, The Continent via Dover-Ostend, Belgian State Railways and Mail Packets. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageContinent Collection: Fully lit Earth centered on the North Pole

Fully lit Earth centered on the North Pole

Background imageContinent Collection: Africa, satellite image

Africa, satellite image
Africa. Satellite image of the Earth centred on Africa. Clouds are white, oceans are blue and land is green and brown. Also seen are Europe (top) Asia (upper right), the Indian Ocean (right)

Background imageContinent Collection: Map of the Americas, 1660

Map of the Americas, 1660
17th century map of the Americas. Published in Amsterdam in 1660, this map by the Dutch cartographer Frederick de Witt (1630-1706) shows the geography of the Americas



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"Exploring the Vastness: A Journey through Continents" Al-Idrisi's World Map, 1154: Unveiling the ancient knowledge of continents and their boundaries. Continental Drift after 250 Million Years: Witnessing the ever-changing face of our planet over millions of years. Europe at Night - Satellite Image: Illuminating the vibrant tapestry of cities and civilizations under a starry sky. Europe at Night: A captivating nocturnal view showcasing the continent's bustling energy and urban landscapes. 17th Century World Map: Tracing the evolving perception of continents through historical cartography. Whole Earth at Night - Satellite Image: Glimpsing humanity's interconnectedness as lights twinkle across continents in unison. Our "Little Contemptibles, " 1914: Reflecting on bravery and resilience amidst global conflicts that shaped continents' destinies. 16th Century World Map: Discovering early explorers' visions as they unveiled new lands and expanded continental horizons. Earth from Space - Satellite Image: Beholding our magnificent home from afar, where continents blend seamlessly into one unified entity. Oronce Fine's World Map, 1531: Marveling at an intricate masterpiece that laid foundations for understanding vast continental expanses. Map of the Word with Lines Marking Boundaries of Tectonic Plates : Unraveling nature's hidden forces shaping continents throughout time The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters – An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism grabbing land on every continent .