As if we needed another reason to love cards against humanity.
Hawaii 2, also known as Birch Island, is a private 6-acre island located in St. George Lake near the town of Liberty, Maine in the United States. It was purchased in October 2014 by Cards Against Humanity. ... they renamed the island Hawaii 2 because "it's the Maine island"
“This North Pole map from 1897 is one of my prized possessions.” It has records of adventurous expeditions from hundreds of years ago. It also gives an interesting perspective of the planet not typically seen. The color and craftsmanship put into this original pressing proves that these old maps are truly pieces of art.
Our team restored this old map and have beautiful archival reproductions for sale on our store until next Tuesday.
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PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
The exhibition “De Republiek boetseert de Wereld” (“The Republic colors the World”) will be open until December 16.
Attached are some extra pictures:
1 going for spices: left the Portuguese, right Magellan, in front unsuccessful attempts via North West and North East;
2 a mini Chinese wall composed of Hondius, Fries, and six times Martini;
3 a double view of the Moon: twice the same side. Since Pink Floyd we understand that the Moon has a dark side. The map offers both nomenclature systems in use (a German system and an Italian one
Enjoy your visit!
Copyright text, pictures and maps at worldofMappamundi.
Star stuff. This is a map of the stars over Florence Italy, in 1858, with some really cool illustrations of the cosmos and our solar system. The rest is in Italian so I’m still getting to the bottom of it.
Pictorial map of England from 1868. Anthropomorphic map of England. The text below the image reads, ''Beautiful England, - on her Island throne, - Grandly she rules, - with half the world her own; From her vast empire the sun ne'er departs: She reigns a Queen - Victoria, Queen of Hearts''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismarck. For more information visit alteagallery.com and enter 17235 in the quick search. @antiquemaps #antiquemaps#mapas#mapart#antiquemapsandprints#brexit#nobrexit#theresamay#geography#anthropomorphic#mapa#geography#londongallery#antiqueshop#instamaps#decor#mayfairgallery#artgallery#britannia
This is one of my favorites. “United States, Showing the Relative Average Density of Existing Forests.” From Department of the Interior, Census Office, Sixteen Maps Accompanying Report On Forest Trees Of North America, By C.S. Sargent, 1884.
Today I continue with the “Facts about.. “ series and I would like to introduce Petrus Plancius (1552 – May 15, 1622), a Dutch-Flemish astronomer, cartographer and clergyman. He was born in Dranouter, now in Heuvelland, West Flanders. He studied theology in Germany and England. At the age of 24 he became a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church. Because of fear of religious prosecution by the Inquisition Plancius fled from Brussels to Amsterdam after the city fell into Spanish hands in 1585. There he became interested in navigation and cartography and, being fortunate enough to have access to nautical charts recently brought from Portugal, he was soon recognized as an expert on the shipping routes to India. He strongly believed in the idea of a North East passage through North America until the failure of Willem Barentsz's third voyage in 1597 seemed to preclude the possibility of such a route.
In current auction. BOLLMAN, Hermann.New York. Published in New York, 1963
Perhaps one of the greatest cartographic feats of all time, this 1963 'bird's eye view' map of New York City was the first such produced for almost a century. Amazingly, the technique dates back to the 15th century, and was developed in Germany into a fully flowered cartographic art form called 'Vogelschaukarten' in Germany in the 1800s.
This particular map was prepared by Herman Bollmann for the 1964 New York World's Fair, where it was sold at information and tourist kiosks. In making the map in the 1950s, Herman Bollmann and his staff faced an almost insurmountable problem, how to show New York's many and densely concentrated skyscrapers from the same angle and relative height, while not obscuring most of the city behind them?
He and his team designed and built special cameras to take 67,000 photos, 17,000 from the air. Using these photos as a base, they then began to hand draw the entire city. Using special cartographic techniques, Bollmann and team managed to depict the smallest details while simultaneously conveying the city's soaring, vertical beauty.
You are placed in the position of an soaring bird, with this map spread out before you, you have the ability to look upon any part of the city at will, down to its smallest detail, without waiting for a camera to pan or zoom or cut. A remarkable city plan!
A beautiful plan of London in the reign of Queen Anne, published by
HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
In Nuremberg, circa 1705. Original colour. 485 x 560mm.
Town plan of London with a prospect of the City from Southwark running underneath, with extensive keys for both. In the top corners are inset elevations of the Palace of Whitehall and Edward Jarman's Royal Exchange, built after the Great Fire and itself burned down in 1838. The elevations of St Paul's Cathedral are still an artist's impression.
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Check out this page from an 1830 historical atlas titled “A.D. 1498, The Discovery of America”
It shows clouds of ignorance dissipating as geographic knowledge expanded over time.
This lives at STANFORD UNIVERSITY, DAVID RUMSEY MAP CENTER.