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... all. Extraordinarily, he then goes on to severely criticise Hapgood for selection of data: "Hapgood had hundreds of maps to choose from. Not only does he exercise selection over what maps to use, but over which features to attend to and which to ignore." Mewhinney then criticises Hapgood for misrepresenting the views of others. The case he presents is rather flimsy, but then he goes on to commit the same sin himself. Compare Mewhinney's sarcastic footnote 71-- "The Spanish Government has a copy of Columbus' map, but its existence is secret, which was maintained by bringing it to The Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and showing it to James Campbell's father..."-- with what Hapgood actually said: "It seems to me quite possible that the Government of Spain has preserved a Columbus map without imparting that information to scholars. This is unfortunate but similar cases are by no means unusual in the history of bureaucracy. It is to be hoped that someday this matter may be properly investigated." Mewhinney's version is ...
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... not rely on Hapgood as my sole source of information for the history of cartography, exploration, and marine sedimentology. And so I came to appreciate just how much mental effort Hapgood must have expended in ignoring evidence that was right under his nose, when it contradicted one of his convoluted hypotheses. I haven't spelled it all out, because I haven't the time to do the theme justice, but this inquiry isn't merely about cartography. It hasn't escaped me that projection is more than an exercise in geometry, or that one's mental map of the world is a map of the self-- or its mirror image. There is something seemingly sober and scientific about maps, something that lends solidity to the world of the imagination. Robert Louis Stevenson drew the map of Treasure Island before he wrote the story. "The shape of it took my fancy beyond expression; it contained harbours that pleased me like I paused upon my map of Treasure Island, the future characters of the book began to appear there visibly...they passed to and fro ...
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3. Common Sense About Ancient Maps [The Velikovskian $]
... of these regions --with respect to latitude and longitude and to topography --would prove that the ice caps are not ancient. If these ice caps formed after Velikovsky's catastrophic scenario, then the ice cores and the evidence analyzed from them by the glaciologists is based on a false premise and is not a test of Velikovsky's hypothesis. GREENLAND Arlington Mallery and Mary Roberts Harrison, in their book, The Rediscovery of Lost America, devote a few chapters to these maps. The chapter "The Zeno Maps of the North," deals with a map published in Europe in 1558 by one of the descendants of Antonio and Nicolo Zeno, who visited Iceland, where they obtained a map of the North Atlantic Ocean which includes a representation of Greenland. According to the authors: The Greenland depicted differs radically from the Greenland known to the modern world. The land surface is shown free of ice, almost covered by mountains crossed by open rivers and divided into three islands! (Mallery's emphasis.) A fiord, marked Ollum Lengri on a version of the map, and a ...
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4. Analysis Of Old World Maps [The Velikovskian $]
... From: The Velikovskian Vol 2 No 2 (1994) Home¦ Issue Contents Analysis Of Old World Maps Charles Ginenthal In "Old World Maps --A Response to Charles Ginenthal," Norman Schwarz's critique of my article, "Common Sense About Ancient Maps" (1) he contends that the longitude of the Oronteus Finaeus map of 1532 is the same as that of Ptolemy's World Map; the Papal Bull Inter Caetera of May 4, 1493; Robert Thorne's map of 1525; the Mercator World Map of 1538 and the Reimal Map. Therefore, since each of these maps correlates with the original draft of the Oronteus Finaeus map, showing the Prime Meridian of longitude, one can extrapolate from these agreements as to the time and place of the map's creators and place the original map maker in Mesopotamia of ancient historical time. By further extrapolation, Schwarz calculates to the Vernal Equinox and retrocalculates the precession of the North Pole back to that period and place. Schwarz concludes that these agreements show that there has been no change in either longitude or latitude, as ...
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5. Hapgood's Ancient Maps (Review) [SIS C&C Review $]
... 1492 AD. Hapgood's principal deduction is that the cartographers of 1300-1500 AD must have had access to one or more very ancient 'source maps', which have not since been rediscovered. Hapgood's analyses, though extensive, are clearly not yet as complete as they could be and there is scope for further progress. I would particularly draw attention to some points which were not covered by Hapgood and which could be exploited by future students of these maps, as follows: a. It looks to be a near certainty that the principal source map must have been on a globe. The many so-called 'Portolano' maps are obviously constructed on the basis of a system of rings of compass roses, which represents a particularly simple way of transcribing a map from a spherical surface to a flat one. The outcome would be expected to be a slightly distorted azimuthal equidistant projection (described on p. 226 of the book); distortion increases substantially as the area covered by any single map is expanded. The principle of assessing the course to steer by reference to the nearest compass ...
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6. Imaginary Worlds [Aeon Journal $]
... ," "a waste of everyone's time," "a stupefying level of naiveté," "a severe reading disability," "an inability to be honest," an "asinine travesty" of his words, and being "simple-minded in the extreme." As if this was not enough, he claims that I am guilty of having "not taken the time to study anything," "circularity of rationalisations," and of being "simply incapable of admitting that any cartographer could ever draw any feature on a map not based on accurate geographic knowledge." According to Mewhinney, "Beal has absolutely no idea what he is talking about, and doesn't care." "He [Beal knows nothing about the history of navigation and exploration and has no interest in learning." "Beal...has done nothing whatsoever but regurgitate what Hapgood has spoon-fed him." Mewhinney finds my comments to be "self-serving and hypocritical," "an extended rant full of flightiness, pomposity, circular rationalizations, distortions, and outright falsehoods, only a ...
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7. Imaginary Worlds [Aeon Journal $]
... tolerate its use in AEON, even from a conventional thinker? The article could have been written in a more scholarly style regardless of Mewhinney's views. Following are some observations that I wish to make regarding some of the pronouncements contained in the article in question. Mewhinney states: "If you pick a short enough stretch of coast line, you can see a general resemblance to almost any other short stretch of coastline, if taken in isolation." [27 I tried this with various lengths of coastline; between the Piri Re'is map and modern maps; between various parts of modern maps; and between different parts of the Piri Re'is map. It didn't work the way Mewhinney says except in so very general a way as to make any comparison worthless. What I did find was a correspondence between the Piri Re'is map and the coastline that it represents, based on a Cairo-centered equidistant projection. Mewhinney also states: "Hapgood had hundreds of old maps to choose from. Not only does he exercise selection over what maps to use, but over which features ...
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... the present polar ice reformed. He issued a challenge to anyone who could present evidence of the validity of these old maps. This essay answers his challenge using only specific information from reputable scholars, scientifically measured data, primary arithmetic and the maps themselves. OLD WORLD MAPS Charles Ginenthal, publisher of The Velikovskian, published "Common Sense About Ancient Maps" (1) in Volume I, Number 2. In his article, he refers to "The Zeno Maps of the North," published in 1558, the Piri Re'is map compiled in 1513, and the Oronteus Finaeus map published in 1532. He also gives the analysis of the Piri Re'is map by Charles Hapgood in his Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings. Zeno's maps show an unglaciated Greenland and the Piri Re'is map shows an unglaciated Antarctica. Hapgood subtitled his book "Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age" and Ginenthal says that Antarctica was ice-free in historical times. The United States Air Force and Navy mapping services agreed that, if the ice were removed, Greenland and Antarctica would look ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. II No. 3 (Feb 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents Orbits And Their Measurements Raymond C. Vaughan ABSTRACT A diagram or "map" is developed on which elliptical orbits are represented as points, and on which the interrelated values of various orbital parameters are shown, accurate to within l or 2 per cent Thus, at a given point, the various parameter values for the orbit are shown. Conversely, a point can be defined on the map by two given parameter values. The map shows graphically the interdependence of parameters and thereby illustrates the limitations on orbital change. First, a brief description is given of orbital parameters, Kepler's laws, and ellipses. Elliptical orbits are then classified and represented as points on a semi log grid, using coordinates a and e, in order to form the basic map. Other kinematic parameters are introduced that are functions of 8 and e, and a network of parameter contours is superimposed on the map, allowing parameter values to be read from the map by direct measurement Conservation of ...
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... period that stretches back perhaps to several centuries B. C. But whether the original Mound Builders were from across the sea or not, the possible astronomical significance of the numerous earthworks found in North America remains an intriguing study. My own project in this regard was to determine if the Grave Creek Mound Builders could have intended these works or other still identifiable formations to be used for purposes of astronomical observation. This project was not as hopeless as one might think; in 1845 Henry Schoolcraft, an early investigator, had published a map of the Grave Creek mound and its associated structures before modem development destroyed them. This map shows raised ceremonial circles, and enclosures no longer there or apparent, and also a very interesting array of raised areas which Schoolcraft called "Lookouts". If the Lookouts ever were used for a military purpose, it seems unlikely that they were constructed for this use originally. While there are many on high places, as military lookouts might be expected to be, the Adenas and Hopewells had no known enemies and no evidence of battles ...
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