G- Interesting. Its the first 15th Century conspiracy theory I've heard. You should get a book called, "Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings" by Charles H. Hapgood. The whole book is about these ancient maps, draw by an unknown people, that depicted accuratly, parts of the world that were thought undiscovered at the time. They showed things like Antartic coast line without ice cover. Also showed N. American coast long before it was discovered an certainly long before it had been charted. They discuss the idea that Columbus may have had a copy of one of these maps but it was copied with the wrong scale. Factor in your conspiracy theory and it gets more interesting.
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