26 Oct

Map of the Week: The Fool’s Cap Map of the World


Any map-lovers looking for a Halloween costume? Consider the The Fool’s Cap Map of the World. It is estimated that the map dates from ca. 1580-1590. Over the years, many people have sought to explain the deeper meaning of this image. Map blogger Frank Jobs spoke about this map in his blog. One interpretation of the image is that the processing of mapping the world is foolish task since the map will never be totally accurate.  Another interpretation is that a person’s face can be viewed like a map.  What do you think?

Note: AGS does not own rights to the Fool’s Cap Map of the World.