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What do you think led to the improvement in the map of India drawn by Al-Idrisi in 1154 to that by the French cartographer in 1720?

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Increase in trade between India and Europe.
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Increase in population of India.
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Less people involved in drawing the map of India.
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Satellite image of India taken in 1720.
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Solution

The correct option is A Increase in trade between India and Europe.
South India and Sri Lanka seemed to be located in the north in Al-Idrisi's map drawn in 1154. However, the trade between India and Europe had increased a lot by 18th century. This led to a detailed idea of India's coastline, and the map drawn by a French cartographer in 1720 was much more accurate and detailed than that by Al-Idrisi.

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