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artemisdreaming: “ Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa British Library Pietro Vesconte See High-res . From Wiki: ”Pietro Vesconte (fl. was a Genoese cartographer and geographer.

stupenda. Foto di Schwarze Traene

Satirical map of WWI Europe: "Het Gekkenhuis (Oud Liedje, Nieuwe Wijs)" or "The Insane Asylum (Old Song, Newly Wise)" by Louis Raemaekers, Amsterdam, 1915

Gough Map first known full map of Britain 1350 AD.

The Gough Map is the oldest extant map of the roads of medieval Britain. It is about 115 x large and was made around It is named after Richard Gough, who donated the map to the Bodleian Library in

Star map. Ink rubbing of a stele at the Confucian Temple, Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Southern Song dynasty, Chunyou reign, dated 1247

Taoism and the Arts of China - Star Chart Ink rubbing of a stele at the Confucian Temple, Suzhou, Jiangsu province Southern Song dynasty, Chunyou reign, dated 1247

I love the maps where the western half of North America is mostly guess work. This one is fun to look at. - - - Antique World Map

Horoscopium Geographicum from 'Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae' by Father Athanasius Kircher,

Flemish astronomical manuscript, c. 1800 with volvelles #Artscience

Flemish astronomical manuscript, c. Colors, design, light lines.

A 1742 map of the solar system, printed according to act of parliament!

jessbruels: althistories: A 1742 map of the solar system, printed according to act of parliament! Some old person beat me to my own art style!

Ancient World Maps: 15th century

"Mappa mundi Borgia" or "Tavola di Velletri" is an engraved world map oriented with south at the top created in the first half of the century (ca. by an unknown author.

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Constellation of the hunter Orion with his dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor I Burritt's Geography of the Heavens I New York I 1856

This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

An 1804 copy of the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about and more magnificent maps as power, propaganda, and art from The British Library.

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