Maps from the Renaissance and Exploration Study Book, pp. 60-62 for MYP 3 (Year 9)
A few reminders about useful questions to ask when analysing sources:
  • How do we get evidence from a source?
  • What do sources tell us? What are their origins?
  • What factual information can we obtain from a source?
  • What can we infer from a source?
  • How can understanding specialist vocabulary and terminology assist in interrogating sources?
  • How can understanding cultural values from the present or past help us to interrogate sources?
  • How can different kinds of background information and/or the description or caption that is given beside a source help us with our interpretations?

Images from p. 60

Source 2.

The world map that Columbus used to try and find a western sea route to Asia in 1492.
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Source 3

A picture showing Columbus landing in the Americas. From a 17th century engraving

Source 4
An engraving showing Spanish rule in South America

Images from Page 61

Source 5

A map of the world showing Magellan's voyage, made in 1543
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Source 6

A map of the world as it was known to the Greek astronomer, Ptolemy. It was produced around A:D: 150 when Greece was part of the Roman Empire.
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Source 7

A mappa mundi (world map) from about 1250 that was published in a prayer book.
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Images from Page 62

Source 8

A map of Europe produced in 1520 by a German map maker
Carta Itineraria Europae (by Waldseemüller, 1520 dedicated to Emperor Charles V. of Holy Roman Empire)
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Source 9

A map of the world produced in 1526 by Juan Vespucci, Italian map maker who worked for the Spanish government.
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See more Renaissance maps and their history, description, uses, etc., at Renaissance Maps: 1492 - 1800 with 53 momographs and 700 images.