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Google celebrates cartographer Abraham Ortelius with a doodle depicting his animated Atlas
The internet search engine and technology giant Google celebrates Abraham Ortelius with a doodle depicting Creation World's First Modern Atlas created by him. According to the Google's blog, it was the Abraham Ortelius's cartographic innovation that provided 'a truly global view' of our world.

It was on May 20, 1570 when the world's first modern atlas titled "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" that had 53 maps and today's Doodle honours Abraham Ortelius - the person who created it.

"Long before we were able to map the world and put it online, Abraham Ortelius made a lasting impact by collecting the latest information from scientists, geographers, and cartographers and transforming it into what the world now knows as the modern day atlas," stated the Google doodle blog.

The second 'O' of the logo of Google has been replaced by the flipping atlas, the first evidence of someone imagining continental drift; sea monsters in the water that appeared alongside the ever changing landscapes of the atlas maps.

"Adding his fellow scientists' names to the atlas wasn't just a professional courtesy - Ortelius was known for corresponding with prominent scientists and humanists from all over Europe, a practice that yielded much insight into the great thinkers of his time," adds the blog.

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