European and American maps from before the s only sort of resemble Earth. Sure, some of the larger blobs look okay Europe usually looks Europe-y, and Africa has a somewhat reliable shape.
Asia is It tends Reading wokingham milf porn fade away as you go eastward. Our particular patch of geography, along with Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, and everything else in the Pacific Northwest was one of the most consistently misrepresented parts of atlases before the s. Instead of where Oregon should be, mapmakers made their best guesses, adding a bunch of fantasy stuff, along with the occasional imaginary waterway and non-existent path to China.
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Unfortunately for these explorers, instead of a small patch of water separating North America and Asia, the Pacific Ocean was in the way.
They hoped for perhaps some large river that was navigable all the way through North America, something that would conveniently allow a boat to sail from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific and then eastward. They called this hoped-for route the Northwest Passage.
The reason they looked north and not south is because they wanted to avoid the Spanish and Portuguese.
According to McCorristine, he especially advocated for a Protestant naval power that would act as a counterbalance to Catholic Spain and Horny woman in Gravatai, and Dee suggested that their incipient Protestant empire should look north.
It had real consequences. Martin Frobisher was another early advocate for British exploration of a Northwest Passage.
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