The 1587 AD Monte world map is an interesting cartographic effort.
Figure 1 Monte 1587 Map Compilation
There is a Google KME version of it as well, but the fit is not too good. One model aligns the USA with its position on the Monte map, but when India is looked at, the position of India on the Google Earth model is further west of the Monte map position, suggesting the Monte map was based on a smaller volume earth. Which implies that whatever caused the Maunder Minimum, also caused some increase in the Earth’s volume. And of course, one assumes Monte was the full monty and did not draw a fake map. However some features on the Monte map not seen on the latest Google Earth rendering are there but submerged under the ocean, so one would conclude that the Monte map was accurate at the time, vis. The 16th century.
Mainstream science rejects the Monte map simply because of its inaccuracies compared to the present geography of the Earth as displayed by Google Earth. However this is also a case of mainstream dogmatism in which when the facts change, so too should our theories explaining those facts, providing everything else is equal. The Monte map is different to our own geographical observations, but when coupled with human memories and cultural traditions of floods and disasters of a global scale, one should be prepared to change one’s mind. And if one can’t stomach such a mind-change, then a contemplative life in a monastery or safe space is suggested.
One other factor ought to be considered – the remote viewing phenomenon researched by the US CIA under the supervision of Major Ed Dames. In that experiment subjects were asked to perform “remote viewing” and to document their experiences. One fascinating result of the CIA experiment was a catastrophic forecast of the state of Earth’s surface in a geological sense, that the near future is all doom and gloom.
Figure 2 Dames Remote Viewing Map
No. Assuming the remote viewing subjects were sensing real views, those views cannot be of the distant future, but have to be memories of the past. Remote forecasting can only work while the subject and the forecast event are in the same present time window in the here and now. Otherwise remote viewing sessions have to be of our species collective memory of past catastrophes, and this interpretation in provisionally supported by the 16th century geographical maps, like the Monte map above. The RV sessions cannot be of the future since all human thinking is based on the retrieval of memories of sensed physical events. The future cannot be forecast since it relies totally on the memories of the past and is thus always the extrapolation of the past. And documented successful forecasts are always of faked history in order to make the past explain the present.
This suggests the Dames map might be based on the recent past, specifically the geophysical event memorialised as the Maunder and Dalton Minima. It is interesting that the European geographical exploration activities occurred around this time period that has also been linked to the collapse of the Chinese Ming Dynasty and general collapse of the circum-pacific civilisations.
One difficulty is identifying fake history from real history, along with extracting our scientific theories from the cemetery of uniformitarianism. What is obvious is that the Maunder Minimum was associated with a global catastrophe associated with comets, species extinctions and collapse of civilisations when the megafauna and flora were replaced by the biosphere of our era.