This PowerPoint starts with an overview of beliefs about the planet, then looks in detail at the evolution of ships and nautical technologies for the age of exploration. After that it follows the Spanish and Portuguese voyages and how their ideas of the planet evolved with each new finding up to c.1550.
Included are picture essays on:
• Ancient and medieval maps of the world
• Strange beasts and other beliefs (including the platypus)
• Nautical instruments and techniques
• Ship building techniques and designs