The Face of the World

screenable online: 3 episodes

How does mankind find its way around the planet? How do people know where roads lead and what lies on the far side of the ocean? Did Marco Polo have an atlas showing the way to China? Did the Romans mark the borders of their empire on maps? For thousands of years distant lands and foreign nations were mysteries. And yet accounts of these mysteries were available – in travel books and on maps of the world.

1. First steps to uncharted Lands
2. The Discovery of the Continents
3. The True Image of the World