See How the Discoveries of Bougainville, Humboldt, and Darwin Fit Together
Released on International Map Day, Feb 3rd, this map honors the creation of the science of ecology from the progressive discoveries of three great explorers in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. This celebratory map traces the routes of Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Alexander von Humboldt, and Charles Darwin as they contributed their discoveries of where humanity fits in within the natural world.
"At the time, circa 17th, and 18th Century, world maps had large blank sections. That is, we knew the overall surface of the planet but not the delineation of the coasts, rivers, mountains, and other features of our world. Great explorers of the natural world, Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humbolt, and Louis Antoine de Bougainville took the step, or literally the sail, across vast stretches of uncharted waters to lands yet to be discovered. We at Maps.com celebrate the sense of wonder, the thirst for knowledge, and the motivation to travel to far places and return with information unknown until their voyage."
John Glanville, Maps.com CEO & President