The text above and on the map is Old German :o for example it says Amerika, die neue Welt - America, the new world.
@A pet named Steve, and above the map it says something like "The whole world in a clover leaf, which is the city of Hannover's, my dear fatherland's, blazon." It's not bad Cartography, it's just a piece of art. Well, ok, it IS bad Cartography, but on purpose.
@A pet named Steve, yeah idk where they're getting Jerusalem from
@Tyrellious, probably because it's the middle of the leaf, but I assume because of religious reasons
@A pet named Steve, thanks for the translation. Now I will tell my friends to die neue welt and they won't know that I'm not insulting them.
@Thatbright, To the Neue Welt could be said as Zur Neuen Welt :D and if you DO want to insult them, I can help with that too.
@A pet named Steve, please do
@Thatbright, oh man let me think... How about Evolutionsbremse. Evolution break (break as in stopping), someone so stupid they slow down humanity's development. Landei, country egg, for lack of development or education. Hohlkopf, empty head. Dumpfbacke, muffled cheek - a big idiot with a lack of emphasis. Lackaffe, lacquer monkey, for someone who dresses overly flashy but has a shjt personality. Spargeltarzan, which literally means asparagus Tarzan, for someone tall and thin. Hackfresse (a favourite of mine, you have to pronounce extra aggressively): chopped face, someone really really ugly. Oh and if you want to insult a small dog that's acting up, call him a "Kampfdackel", a Fight Wiener.
@A pet named Steve, I know people for every one of those words. Thank you
@A pet named Steve, ahh yes. Well Jerusalem was considered the center of the earth or "crossroads of the earth" at one point because it was between Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Only astronauts know the truth
@Bow To Your Senpai, satellites?
@Bow To Your Senpai, (astronauts in space)
John: Omg, the earth is flat!
Tom: I'm sorry John, no one must know the truth
(puts gun on John's head)
How do they know America exists in 1500?
@The Lord of the shjt, 1492, Christophe Colomb arrived in the bahamas
@The Lord of the shjt, In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean, blue...
...and forced children into sex slavery; mostly boys for himself.
For their purposes, this was probably good enough