If you place dogma before data then it’s best you go watch some more TV.
Robert Dudley’s Dell’Arcano del Mare includes 130 maritime maps.
Dell’Arcano del Mare by Sir Robert Dudley is a 17th-century maritime encyclopaedia, the sixth part of which comprises a maritime atlas of the entire world, which is the first such in print, the first made by an Englishman, and the first to use the Mercator projection. The work was first published in Italian at Florence in 1645 and 1646 in three folio volumes.
The six-part work covered navigation, shipbuilding and astronomy, with 130 maps in two volumes (nos. 2 and 6) . Unlike the vast majority of his contemporaries, Dudley’s maps are all his own and were not copied from other mapmakers.
The distinctive Baroque style of Dudley’s charts is in part attributable to the elegant engraving of Antonio Francesco Lucini. … The engraving by Antonio Francesco Lucini, who stated that he spent 12 years and used 5,000 pounds of copper to produce the plates, is of exceptional quality, as is the calligraphy.
These maritime maps use the Azores for their prime meridian.
Coordinates: 38°45′20″N 28°19′1″W
Ponta dos Rosais (Rosais Point, or literally, Point of the Rosaries) is a promontory located along the northwestern coast of the parish of Rosais, municipality of Velas, on the island of São Jorge in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.
A prime meridian is the meridian (a line of longitude) in a geographic coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0°.
Cape Bojador is a headland on the northern coast of Western Sahara, at 26° 07′ 37″N, 14° 29′ 57″W (various sources give various locations: this is from the Sailing Directions for the region), as well as the name of the large nearby town with a population of 42,651.
The prime meridian is a geographical reference line that passes through the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in London, England. It was first established by Sir George Airy in 1851, and by 1884, over two-thirds of all ships and tonnage used it as the reference meridian on their charts and maps.
This can make direct comparisons with modern maps difficult.
But relative comparisons are very straight forward.
The East-West longitudinal separation between Ponta dos Rosais and Cape Bojador has increased by 7.66% in the last 374 years.
This is not a surprise because the cartographic evidence for the North Atlantic suggests the East-West separation has increased by [about] 19% in the last 414 years.
The North-South latitudinal separation between Ponta dos Rosais and Cape Bojador has increased by 4.46% in the last 374 years while both locations went south.
Again, this is not a surprise because the cartographic evidence indicates Iceland went south by 1.5° between 1606 and 1906.
And [overall] the cartographic evidence suggests Iceland Went South by [about] one and a half degrees between 1606 and 1906.
The greater increase in the East-West separation in the North Atlantic coupled with the southward movement of Iceland, Ponta dos Rosais and Cape Bojador suggests the inflation of the Earth has primarily occurred in the polar regions.
The Inflating Earth
If the Earth was once “like an egg” with an “altitude” of “one third the diameter” Then there should be some evidence of the Earth’s inflationary evolution.
The separation of Dover and Calais has shrunk in the last 374 years.
This suggests landmasses were compressed as the Ocean Basins opened.
The opening of the Ocean Basins provided the heat necessary to form the polar ice sheets in the last 1,000 years.
Surtsey is a volcanic island located in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the southern coast of Iceland. At 63.303°N 20.605°WCoordinates: 63.303°N 20.605°W, Surtsey is the southernmost point of Iceland. It was formed in a volcanic eruption which began 130 metres (430 feet) below sea level, and reached the surface on 14 November 1963. The eruption lasted until 5 June 1967, when the island reached its maximum size of 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi).
And [amongst other things] the opening of the Ocean Basins explains why Atlantis is now found submerged off the coast of Newfoundland.
Someone might like to let http://atlantipedia.ie/samples/ know.
But, as always:
Review the evidence and make your own evaluation.