The misspellings were the first thing I noticed about the data that didn’t map correctly, and that reveals a little bit about English in the 18th century (that it was different). I think it is hilarious how Google Maps can give us a marker for Africa, a full on continent, but, it can’t give us a marker for England, which is spelled perfectly correctly as well. Not really sure why that is, yet when I type England directly into the search bar, I do get a corresponding marker. The map also shows how the Western side of the world was the focus of not only Robinson Crusoe’s voyages, but also any of his anecdotes. There are very few markers in Asia, the only one is actually the East Indies. Despite the marketing of himself as a worldly man, and even I think that of his voyages around the world, Crusoe hasn’t really been to half of it.
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