From early times humanity has produced maps in an attempt to record the world. The medieval mappa mundi, with Jerusalem at their center, were both world views and affirmation of faith.
Mapmaking was often driven by seafarers. For much of recorded history trade was seaborne and the vulberable ships of their period needed maps to show them their way. They needed information about safe havens,safe channels expected water depths, hazards to navigation and so on.
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