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RT @Fall_of_Civ_Pod@twitter.com

Gerard Mercator’s 1595 attempt at mapping the Arctic based on traveller's reports, including a giant whirlpool, polar pygmies & a mountain at its centre.

At the time, it was accepted that the pole must feature a giant, magnetic mountain towards which all compasses pointed.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Fall_of_Civ_Pod/st

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