Sea chart of Europe, 1592. "Universe Europe Maritime Eiusque Navigationis Descritio. Generale Paschaerte van Europa'. Map Maker: Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer. Place: Antwerp. Etching by Johannes Baptista Van Doetechum The Younger ("Baptista a Doetecum fecit")
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Improved Technology - Improvements had helped many Europeans to conquer territory and the oceans of the world. Cartographers, or map makers created more accurate maps to assist sailors. As well as, Astrolabe; an instrument developed by the ancient Greeks, yet perfected by the Arabs.