the technological and scientific advances in navigation
Today we will be learning the technological and scientific advances in navigation.
Firstly there are three types of navigation we will be talking about Maps, Instruments and Ships.
Maps is a diagrammatic representation of an area showing its physical features. Here we have a wheel map which is a map that is in a disk shape and has Jerusalem in the middle. Then there is also Portolan Chart and Ptolemy Map.
Next we have instruments. A compass is a tool used to show directions, It has a needle that points. You can turn the compass so that the needle points on the dial. There is also a Astrolabe,Sextant,Quadrant, Cross staff, Telescope, Lead line, Binnacle Box.
Lastly we have ships, here we have a Gallon which is a sailing ship mainly used in Spain from the 15th to 18th century, originally as a warship of for trade. There is also the Carrack and Caravel
The ones we talked about is only a few examples of navigation. There is so much more we can learn!