This is an example of Christopher Columbus Map. This map is similar to the one he used to go on his voyage around the world. with a similar map like this he proved all that the earth was a sphere and not flat as many other explorers of his time believed.
Author claims Chinese first discovered New World 40,000 years ago
Nine historical myths we need to stop believing The Van Gogh one is wrong, they recently discovered a note from his doctor that indeed showed he had cut off his whole ear leaving only a small piece of the lobe.
Fun facts: The center of this castle was built in 1290. To put that into perspective: That's exactly 200 years before Christopher Columbus first set foot on American ground. It was never destroyed and has remained in the possession of the original family since day one. Pretty crazy to think about.