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Amerique Septemptrionale.
A French map of North America from way back in the day. 
#french
#northamerica 
#america
#caribean 
#gulfofmexico
Good morning ☀️☕️ with holiday flavor. 🏝Here is a new addition to the #travelingcollection - beautiful antique map of #Maldives 🐳 produced by Bertius in 1589. I love the details so much! 🚣‍♀️ let the holiday season begin. 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♂️
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#maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #history #science #scientificillustration #scientificinstruments #antique #history #historia #instamaps #maldives #holiday #season #sun #palms
Good morning ☀️☕️ with holiday flavor. 🏝Here is a new addition to the #travelingcollection  - beautiful antique map of #Maldives  🐳 produced by Bertius in 1589. I love the details so much! 🚣‍♀️ let the holiday season begin. 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♂️ . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #maldives  #holiday  #season  #sun  #palms 
OUR WYTFLIET WEEK CONTINUES: the exhibition “The Dutch color the World” has entered its last week. This week we focus on Cornelis van Wytfliet. This Sunday at 11.00 a.m. worldofmappamundi will give a lecture on this unknown cartographer. 
Now: RIO DE LA PLATA. We discover the explorations by Venetian Sebastian Cabot and visit the native lands of the Guarani people (remember the film "The Mission"). To be discussed in detail tomorrow at our FB site. 
Also a picture of Cabot as well as J. Blaeu's magnificent map of the same area some 80 years later. 
#worldofmappamundi #mappamundi #oldmaps #cartography #cartographia #ancientmaps #wytfliet #argentina #oldprints #historyinpictures #mapsinhistory #art #historyinart #antiques #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #instamaps #instahistory #history #historia #antiqueshop #collection #instaantiques #mapexhibition  #raremap #americanmaps #latinamerica #riodelaplata
OUR WYTFLIET WEEK CONTINUES: the exhibition “The Dutch color the World” has entered its last week. This week we focus on Cornelis van Wytfliet. This Sunday at 11.00 a.m. worldofmappamundi will give a lecture on this unknown cartographer. Now: RIO DE LA PLATA. We discover the explorations by Venetian Sebastian Cabot and visit the native lands of the Guarani people (remember the film "The Mission"). To be discussed in detail tomorrow at our FB site. Also a picture of Cabot as well as J. Blaeu's magnificent map of the same area some 80 years later. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #wytfliet  #argentina  #oldprints  #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition   #raremap  #americanmaps  #latinamerica  #riodelaplata 
WYTFLIET WEEK: the exhibition “The Dutch color the World” enters its last week. This week we focus on Cornelis van Wytfliet. Next Sunday at 11.00 a.m. worldofmappamundi will give a lecture on this unknown cartographer. 
Now: YUCATAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA : on his fourth voyage in 1502 Columbus explored for several months the coasts of Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica arriving in Almirante Bay, Panama. In 1517 Francisco Hernández de Córdoba led the first Spanish expedition in Iucatan.  This region is littered with volcanoes. Wytfliet shows two big vplcanoes in teh middle of the map. Here two pictures of the Orosi in Nicaragua.

For a detailed description see our posting of this evening at FB.

#worldofmappamundi #mappamundi #oldmaps #cartography #cartographia #ancientmaps #wytfliet #volcanoes #oldprints #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory #art #historyinart #antiques #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #instamaps #instahistory #history #historia #antiqueshop #collection #instaantiques #mapexhibition  #raremap #yucatan #centralamerica
WYTFLIET WEEK: the exhibition “The Dutch color the World” enters its last week. This week we focus on Cornelis van Wytfliet. Next Sunday at 11.00 a.m. worldofmappamundi will give a lecture on this unknown cartographer. Now: YUCATAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA : on his fourth voyage in 1502 Columbus explored for several months the coasts of Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica arriving in Almirante Bay, Panama. In 1517 Francisco Hernández de Córdoba led the first Spanish expedition in Iucatan.  This region is littered with volcanoes. Wytfliet shows two big vplcanoes in teh middle of the map. Here two pictures of the Orosi in Nicaragua. For a detailed description see our posting of this evening at FB. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #wytfliet  #volcanoes  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition   #raremap  #yucatan  #centralamerica 
One of my favorite found illustrations from the 1800’s. 
#oldillustration 
#foundart 
#oldship
Creative setting on a rainy 🌧 Sunday evening. I like combining antique maps with scientific instruments for the perfect shot. 🗺 .
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#maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #middleages #history #science #scientificillustration #scientificinstruments #antique #history #historia #instamaps  #celestialmaps #globe #zodiac #books #prayerbook #antiquebooks
Creative setting on a rainy 🌧 Sunday evening. I like combining antique maps with scientific instruments for the perfect shot. 🗺 . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
Where are you going to be during winter ❄️ holidays? I usually enjoy snow ⛄️ very much, but this time I will be having sun ☀️ and palms 🌴 on Christmas. 😊 Happy to hear about your plans. 😇 Hope you also pack a map for the trip. 🗺 ☀️
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#maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #middleages #history #science #scientificillustration #scientificinstruments #antique #history #historia #instamaps  #celestialmaps #globe #zodiac #books #prayerbook #antiquebooks
Where are you going to be during winter ❄️ holidays? I usually enjoy snow ⛄️ very much, but this time I will be having sun ☀️ and palms 🌴 on Christmas. 😊 Happy to hear about your plans. 😇 Hope you also pack a map for the trip. 🗺 ☀️ . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
I like it when I spot #SeaMonstersLove on various antique maps or prints. Here is a 🧜🏻‍♀️ and a 🧜🏻‍♂️ from Sebastian Münster, Cosmographia, 1578. Isn’t it beautiful? 🗺
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#maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #middleages #history #science #scientificillustration #scientificinstruments #antique #history #historia #instamaps  #celestialmaps #globe #zodiac #books #prayerbook #antiquebooks
I like it when I spot #SeaMonstersLove  on various antique maps or prints. Here is a 🧜🏻‍♀️ and a 🧜🏻‍♂️ from Sebastian Münster, Cosmographia, 1578. Isn’t it beautiful? 🗺 . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
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"

#amapforsaturday 
#cardsagainsthumanity 
#maine 
#hawaii 
#hawaii2
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" #amapforsaturday  #cardsagainsthumanity  #maine  #hawaii  #hawaii2 
Still looking for the perfect Christmas 🎄 gift? 🎁 An antique map 🗺 can make everyone happy, from collectors to history and art lovers. Here is an example of a fine double-hemisphere map of the world, published in London by Robert Greene, showing his unique style. Find the link in bio if you are interested in this map. 👆🏻
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For more original and fine world maps visit www.raremaps.com .
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#maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #middleages #history #science #scientificillustration #scientificinstruments #antique #history #historia #instamaps  #celestialmaps #globe #zodiac #books #prayerbook #antiquebooks
Still looking for the perfect Christmas 🎄 gift? 🎁 An antique map 🗺 can make everyone happy, from collectors to history and art lovers. Here is an example of a fine double-hemisphere map of the world, published in London by Robert Greene, showing his unique style. Find the link in bio if you are interested in this map. 👆🏻 . . . For more original and fine world maps visit www.raremaps.com . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
van Keulen's chart of the STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR or the majesty of simplicity 
This chart shows many interesting particularities of a maritime map, sich as ocean currents (with red arrow), the depth of the sea, possible anchor places, sand banks, etc... van Keule places the Pillars of Hercules just outside Cadiz. These pillars are part of the coat of arms of the kings of Spain. 
This and so much more on Cadiz and Gibraltar at our FB posting of today. 
Copyright text and maps at worldofMappamundi. .

#worldofmappamundi #mappamundi #oldmaps #cartography #cartographia #ancientmaps #charts #maritimemaps #navigation #gibraltar #hogenberg #oldprints #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory #art #historyinart #antiques #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #instamaps #instahistory #history #historia #antiqueshop #collection #instaantiques #mapexhibition  #raremap #europeanhistory
van Keulen's chart of the STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR or the majesty of simplicity This chart shows many interesting particularities of a maritime map, sich as ocean currents (with red arrow), the depth of the sea, possible anchor places, sand banks, etc... van Keule places the Pillars of Hercules just outside Cadiz. These pillars are part of the coat of arms of the kings of Spain. This and so much more on Cadiz and Gibraltar at our FB posting of today. Copyright text and maps at worldofMappamundi. . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #charts  #maritimemaps  #navigation  #gibraltar  #hogenberg  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition   #raremap  #europeanhistory 
Thank you so much, my love 🥰, for this beautiful gift. Words can barely express the meaning it has to me. This beauty is Diana, the Goddess of Moon 🌘 and Hunting. 🦌🧚🏻‍♀️
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In Roman mythology, Diana (lt. "heavenly" or "divine") was the goddess of the hunt and moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals. She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, though she had an independent origin in Italy.
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Diana was worshiped in ancient Roman religion and is revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. .
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#maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #middleages #history #science #scientificillustration #scientificinstruments #antique #history #historia #instamaps  #celestialmaps #globe #zodiac #books #prayerbook #antiquebooks
Thank you so much, my love 🥰, for this beautiful gift. Words can barely express the meaning it has to me. This beauty is Diana, the Goddess of Moon 🌘 and Hunting. 🦌🧚🏻‍♀️ . . In Roman mythology, Diana (lt. "heavenly" or "divine") was the goddess of the hunt and moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals. She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, though she had an independent origin in Italy. . . Diana was worshiped in ancient Roman religion and is revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
“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.

Link in bio.

#northpole 
#adventure
#ledgendarygifts 
#maps 
#santa
“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. Link in bio. #northpole  #adventure  #ledgendarygifts  #maps  #santa 
A UNIQUE 17th century CARTE-A--FIGURES OF FRANCE

The concept of cartes-à-figures (or "caf") was a business novelty early 1600. Fierce competition between the family publishing houses in Amsterdam of Blaeu and Hondius led to the innovation of this new product to appease the hungry (i.e. buying) bourgeoisie. The "caf" generally shows in the vertical bands a selection of regional people in local dress and in its horizontal bands the most important cities of the relevant region. 
For a full description of this "caf" map of France by Janssonius in 1627, go to our FB site on 31 October 2017.

Copyright text and map at worldofMappamundi. 
#worldofmappamundi #mappamundi #oldmaps #cartography #cartographia #ancientmaps #hondisumaps #france #francemaps #oldprints #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory #art #historyinart #antiques #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #instamaps #instahistory #history #historia #antiqueshop #collection #instaantiques #mapexhibition  #raremap #europeanhistory
A UNIQUE 17th century CARTE-A--FIGURES OF FRANCE The concept of cartes-à-figures (or "caf") was a business novelty early 1600. Fierce competition between the family publishing houses in Amsterdam of Blaeu and Hondius led to the innovation of this new product to appease the hungry (i.e. buying) bourgeoisie. The "caf" generally shows in the vertical bands a selection of regional people in local dress and in its horizontal bands the most important cities of the relevant region. For a full description of this "caf" map of France by Janssonius in 1627, go to our FB site on 31 October 2017. Copyright text and map at worldofMappamundi. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #hondisumaps  #france  #francemaps  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition   #raremap  #europeanhistory 
You’ve got to know where you are before you can choose where you’d like to go. 
#followalong 
#surveying 
#hitsory
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.

#mapexhibition #exhibion #maps #cartography #oldmaps #instamaps #instahistory #history #instaantiques #cartographia #raremaps #art #historyinpictures #collection
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. #mapexhibition  #exhibion  #maps  #cartography  #oldmaps  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #instaantiques  #cartographia  #raremaps  #art  #historyinpictures  #collection 
Mi segundo Mapa, vamos por más hasta llenar la pared... Igual sería bueno tener mapas de fantasía onda @gameofthrones
O #lasmemoriasdeljuramento #mapas #ilustraciones #mapasfantasia #instamapas #instamaps
A GREAT EMPIRE, SHORT LIVED, BUT WITH A LONG-LASTING INFLUENCE

At the Oracle of Amun, in the oasis of Siwa (in the west of Egypt and in the extreme left of this map), (see inset and picture of ruins) Alexander the Great asked devine permission for his conquest of the Persian empire. He took the answer for a "yes". Indeed he would defeat Darius III (see him wirhdrawing at the right of the picture of these fabulous mosaics at Pompeii) and, consequently he would create a realm stretching to the River Indus and the Pamir Mountains.  Afterwards part of his army came back overseas (see fleet). Ortelius shows inter alia the towns of Susa, Persepolis and Babylon, where Alexander would die in 323 BC. 
Copyright text and map at worldofMappamundi. This map was discussed in detail at our FB site on November 29, 2018.

#worldofmappamundi #mappamundi #oldmaps #cartography #cartographia #ancientmaps #ortelius #ancientgreece  #antiquities #oldprints #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory #art #historyinart #antiques #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #instamaps #instahistory #history #historia #antiqueshop #collection #instaantiques #mapexhibition  #raremaps #europeanhistory #alexanderthegreat
A GREAT EMPIRE, SHORT LIVED, BUT WITH A LONG-LASTING INFLUENCE At the Oracle of Amun, in the oasis of Siwa (in the west of Egypt and in the extreme left of this map), (see inset and picture of ruins) Alexander the Great asked devine permission for his conquest of the Persian empire. He took the answer for a "yes". Indeed he would defeat Darius III (see him wirhdrawing at the right of the picture of these fabulous mosaics at Pompeii) and, consequently he would create a realm stretching to the River Indus and the Pamir Mountains.  Afterwards part of his army came back overseas (see fleet). Ortelius shows inter alia the towns of Susa, Persepolis and Babylon, where Alexander would die in 323 BC. Copyright text and map at worldofMappamundi. This map was discussed in detail at our FB site on November 29, 2018. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #ortelius  #ancientgreece   #antiquities  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition   #raremaps  #europeanhistory  #alexanderthegreat 
Happy Romanian 🇷🇴 National Day. Here is my favorite map ever — Ortelius' map of #Romania and contiguous regions west of the Black Sea and north of the Adriatic Coast. Countries located include Bessarabia, Valachia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Syrfia, Romania, Dalmatia and Servia.

It is from the ‘1584 Latin edition of Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern Atlas. The map is based upon Jacob Gastaldi's two-sheet map of the Danube area in 1559 and extended four-sheet map of Southeastern Europe in 1560.
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Living in Germany for almost 5 years now, but the love for my home country has never stopped. 🗺
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I have this map 🗺 from www.raremaps.com — fine and rare antique maps for collectors and maps enthusiasts. 🇷🇴
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#maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #middleages #history #science #scientificillustration #scientificinstruments #antique #history #romania #mapofromania #homecountry #transylvania
Happy Romanian 🇷🇴 National Day. Here is my favorite map ever — Ortelius' map of #Romania  and contiguous regions west of the Black Sea and north of the Adriatic Coast. Countries located include Bessarabia, Valachia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Syrfia, Romania, Dalmatia and Servia. It is from the ‘1584 Latin edition of Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern Atlas. The map is based upon Jacob Gastaldi's two-sheet map of the Danube area in 1559 and extended four-sheet map of Southeastern Europe in 1560. . . Living in Germany for almost 5 years now, but the love for my home country has never stopped. 🗺 . . I have this map 🗺 from www.raremaps.com — fine and rare antique maps for collectors and maps enthusiasts. 🇷🇴 . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #romania  #mapofromania  #homecountry  #transylvania 
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. 
#starstuff
#starmaps
#illustration 
#florence 
#italy
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. #starstuff  #starmaps  #illustration  #florence  #italy 
HIBERNIA, ERYN, IRELANDT... or just IRELAND 
This map shows the historical division of the isle, dating back to the Viking age when the island was divided into 4 sections: Langinia (Leinster), Hultonia (Ulster), Connacia (Connacht/Connaught) and Mononia (Munster). At independence in 1921/1922, the northern part Ulster lost some territory. 
In the right bottom corner Ortelius shows some southern parts of nearby Scotland. 
He also makes a painful historical reference to "Mr. Smeth" who was given vast parts of Ulster by Queen Elisabeth I in 1572. 
Copyright text at worldofMappamundi. This map was discussed in detail at our FB site on May 8, 2018.

#worldofmappamundi #mappamundi #oldmaps #cartography #cartographia #ancientmaps #ortelius #ireland #historyofireland "eire #oldprints #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory #art #historyinart #antiques #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #instamaps #instahistory #history #historia #antiqueshop #collection #instaantiques #mapexhibition  #raremap #europeanhistory
HIBERNIA, ERYN, IRELANDT... or just IRELAND This map shows the historical division of the isle, dating back to the Viking age when the island was divided into 4 sections: Langinia (Leinster), Hultonia (Ulster), Connacia (Connacht/Connaught) and Mononia (Munster). At independence in 1921/1922, the northern part Ulster lost some territory. In the right bottom corner Ortelius shows some southern parts of nearby Scotland. He also makes a painful historical reference to "Mr. Smeth" who was given vast parts of Ulster by Queen Elisabeth I in 1572. Copyright text at worldofMappamundi. This map was discussed in detail at our FB site on May 8, 2018. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #ortelius  #ireland  #historyofireland  "eire #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition   #raremap  #europeanhistory 
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
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 
The famous map of the Netherlands depicted as a 'Leo Belgicus'. The lion faces right, with the title on a shield held upright by the lion's right paw. It appeared as the engraved titlepage of the Jesuit Strada's history of the Belgian wars, first published 1632. This is available to buy from our London gallery, or online from our website alteagallery.com - type 17699 in the quick search for more information. @antiquemaps #antiquemaps #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #mayfairlondon #forlifenotjustforchristmas #geography #artonpaper #leobelgicus #londongallery #instamaps #vintagemaps #oldmaps #artonwalls #prettypics #roaringlionart
The famous map of the Netherlands depicted as a 'Leo Belgicus'. The lion faces right, with the title on a shield held upright by the lion's right paw. It appeared as the engraved titlepage of the Jesuit Strada's history of the Belgian wars, first published 1632. This is available to buy from our London gallery, or online from our website alteagallery.com - type 17699 in the quick search for more information. @antiquemaps #antiquemaps  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #mayfairlondon  #forlifenotjustforchristmas  #geography  #artonpaper  #leobelgicus  #londongallery  #instamaps  #vintagemaps  #oldmaps  #artonwalls  #prettypics  #roaringlionart 
AN UNKNOWN BEAUTY TO DISCOVER
THE palace of ALL palaces... or the COUDENBERG  in BRUSSELS...anno 1649

The Court of Brussels was built in the 11th and the 12th century at the “Coudenberg” and it became successively the homestead of the dynasties of the Dukes of Brabant and (later of) Burgundy, as well as by Emperor Charles V and many successive Spanish governors in/of the Low Countries (= Benelux). On February 3, 1731 the palace was completely destroyed by a huge fire...never to be built up again. 
The current Royal Palace of the Belgian King is situated at more or less the same place. The fabulous underground excavated ruins of this historic location can be visited. It really is something to do.

This view was published by Joan Blaeu in 1649 in his atlas on cities of the Low Countries. 
Copyright text and map at FB worldofMappamundi; detailed posting at FB on 12 July 2018.

#worldofmappamundi #mappamundi #oldmaps #cartography #cartographia #ancientmaps #blaeu #blaeumaps #brussels #oldprints #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory #art #historyinart #antiques #antiquemapsandprints #mapart #instamaps #instahistory #history #historia #antiqueshop #collection #instaantiques #mapexhibition  #raremap #coudenberg #oldpalaces #europeanhistory
AN UNKNOWN BEAUTY TO DISCOVER THE palace of ALL palaces... or the COUDENBERG in BRUSSELS...anno 1649 The Court of Brussels was built in the 11th and the 12th century at the “Coudenberg” and it became successively the homestead of the dynasties of the Dukes of Brabant and (later of) Burgundy, as well as by Emperor Charles V and many successive Spanish governors in/of the Low Countries (= Benelux). On February 3, 1731 the palace was completely destroyed by a huge fire...never to be built up again. The current Royal Palace of the Belgian King is situated at more or less the same place. The fabulous underground excavated ruins of this historic location can be visited. It really is something to do. This view was published by Joan Blaeu in 1649 in his atlas on cities of the Low Countries. Copyright text and map at FB worldofMappamundi; detailed posting at FB on 12 July 2018. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #brussels  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #history  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition   #raremap  #coudenberg  #oldpalaces  #europeanhistory 
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. 
#trees 
#forrest
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. #trees  #forrest 
Another cool illustration in a book about navigation at sea from 1906.
#oldillustrations 
#compass 
#oldbooks
ALL SAINTS’ BAY or Bahia de Todos os Sanctos

The Bay of All Saints was “discovered” by Amerigo Vespucci on 1 November 1501, hence its name. Salvador, the key settlement in the Bay, became the first capital of Portuguese Brazil. During a short period this region fell into Dutch hands, with assistance from Piet Hein. 
This map by J. Blaeu is shown at the exhibition “The Republic colors the World”, until 16 December 2018. Copyright text and map at FB worldofmappamundi; posting of 21 November 2018.
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ALL SAINTS’ BAY or Bahia de Todos os Sanctos The Bay of All Saints was “discovered” by Amerigo Vespucci on 1 November 1501, hence its name. Salvador, the key settlement in the Bay, became the first capital of Portuguese Brazil. During a short period this region fell into Dutch hands, with assistance from Piet Hein. This map by J. Blaeu is shown at the exhibition “The Republic colors the World”, until 16 December 2018. Copyright text and map at FB worldofmappamundi; posting of 21 November 2018. . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #cartographia  #ancientmaps  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #brazilmaps  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #hisqtory  #historia  #antiqueshop  #collection  #instaantiques  #mapexhibition  #salvador  #raremap 
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.
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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. . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection 
The Birth of the Adonis — Francisco Trevisani was born in Koper, which is today the only seaport town in Slovenia. In the 17th century, however, the seaport belonged to Venice. Today, many works by Trevisani are in the Department of Drawings and Prints in the Uffizi, Florence. This drawing is presumably a draft of a painting or fresco depicting the Greek myth Myrrah, in the form of a myrrh tree, giving birth to Adonis.
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The Birth of the Adonis — Francisco Trevisani was born in Koper, which is today the only seaport town in Slovenia. In the 17th century, however, the seaport belonged to Venice. Today, many works by Trevisani are in the Department of Drawings and Prints in the Uffizi, Florence. This drawing is presumably a draft of a painting or fresco depicting the Greek myth Myrrah, in the form of a myrrh tree, giving birth to Adonis. . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
NOVA ZEMBLA, or against all odds...BARENTSZ’ FAITH

How to strand within the Arctic Circle? How to survive a winter? How to get extremely lucky? 
Johannes Blaeu explains it to us.... For a detailed analysis of this incredible story, check our posting of today at FB worldofmappamundi
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NOVA ZEMBLA, or against all odds...BARENTSZ’ FAITH How to strand within the Arctic Circle? How to survive a winter? How to get extremely lucky? Johannes Blaeu explains it to us.... For a detailed analysis of this incredible story, check our posting of today at FB worldofmappamundi . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #interiorstyling  #antiqueshop  #homedecoration  #interiors  #mapexhibition  #novazembla  #arcticmaps  #barentsz  #mapsofscandinavia  #europeanmaps  #navigation  #nautical 
POMPEII: 19th century excavation plan published in 1844 by Baldwin & Cradock

As we all know, Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius, in A.D. 79 (see picture) and it remained buried under ash until its rediscovery in 1748. 
At the time, the excavated portions of Pompeii were mostly confined to the right hand quadrants of the map. The bottom shows buildings excavated at the time. The left bottom corner also depicts a general map showing, inter alia, the Vesuvius. See also picture of a fresco of a battle at the Pompeii amphitheatre.

Copyright full text and map @ FB worldofmappamundi of October 2, 2017.
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POMPEII: 19th century excavation plan published in 1844 by Baldwin & Cradock As we all know, Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius, in A.D. 79 (see picture) and it remained buried under ash until its rediscovery in 1748. At the time, the excavated portions of Pompeii were mostly confined to the right hand quadrants of the map. The bottom shows buildings excavated at the time. The left bottom corner also depicts a general map showing, inter alia, the Vesuvius. See also picture of a fresco of a battle at the Pompeii amphitheatre. Copyright full text and map @ FB worldofmappamundi of October 2, 2017. . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #pompeii  #mapsofoldrome  #rome  #oldprints  #art  #mapart  #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #instamaps  #instahistory  #antiqueshop  #homedecoration  #interiors  #mapexhibition  #excavation  #romanexcavation 
“Apparatus for testing colour fields” from the book Research in colour vision and the trichromatic theory,  1913

#oldbooks
#illustrations
#colortheory 
#science
#color 
#trichromatic 
#historyunfolded
Finally some cute sea monsters🦈: I like this close up very much, it is unusually colorful and flamboyant compared to the actual animals, these late-16th-century whales appear less monstrous than creatures inhabiting maps made just a few decades earlier. The gaggles of pinnipeds poking their heads above the sea surface also look more realistic. It's not surprising that the animals 🦔🐾 would be more realistic given that Barentsz earned a reputation for accurate depictions of landmasses of the Arctic regions. 🐋
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Finally some cute sea monsters🦈: I like this close up very much, it is unusually colorful and flamboyant compared to the actual animals, these late-16th-century whales appear less monstrous than creatures inhabiting maps made just a few decades earlier. The gaggles of pinnipeds poking their heads above the sea surface also look more realistic. It's not surprising that the animals 🦔🐾 would be more realistic given that Barentsz earned a reputation for accurate depictions of landmasses of the Arctic regions. 🐋 . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
Today I am starting the series “Facts about..” which will contain interesting short stories about cartographers, astronomers, antique maps and more. What do you know about Copernicus? — a Polish astronomer, polymath and all-round genius, recognised that the long-standing difficulty with the apparent retrograde motion of the planets (when the planets appear to go back on their tracks when observed from earth) could be explained once one accepts both a heliocentric solar system and a turning earth. This idea was so radical, even heretical, that Copernicus only published his theory in De Revolutionibus in 1543 over 30 years after he’d first formulated it and while literally on his deathbed.
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Let me know in the comments section below what would you like to learn during the “Facts about..” series. 👆🏻🗺
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Today I am starting the series “Facts about..” which will contain interesting short stories about cartographers, astronomers, antique maps and more. What do you know about Copernicus? — a Polish astronomer, polymath and all-round genius, recognised that the long-standing difficulty with the apparent retrograde motion of the planets (when the planets appear to go back on their tracks when observed from earth) could be explained once one accepts both a heliocentric solar system and a turning earth. This idea was so radical, even heretical, that Copernicus only published his theory in De Revolutionibus in 1543 over 30 years after he’d first formulated it and while literally on his deathbed. . . . Let me know in the comments section below what would you like to learn during the “Facts about..” series. 👆🏻🗺 . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
One of the great transformative moments in human history and intellectual thought was the realisation during the 16th century that the Earth and therefore Man, was not the centre of our Solar System. This fundamental insight which was to revolutionise our perception of our place within the Universe was principally the work of one man, Nicolaus Copernicus. Nowhere is this more striking displayed than in the magnificent astronomical charts of Andreas Cellarius which are amazing works of art.
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One of the great transformative moments in human history and intellectual thought was the realisation during the 16th century that the Earth and therefore Man, was not the centre of our Solar System. This fundamental insight which was to revolutionise our perception of our place within the Universe was principally the work of one man, Nicolaus Copernicus. Nowhere is this more striking displayed than in the magnificent astronomical charts of Andreas Cellarius which are amazing works of art. . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
Making maps is all about conveying information as organized and simply as possible. These illustrations made it easier and are a framework for communication. These are basically 150 year old icons. 
#icondesign
#illustration 
#sketches
#mapkey
#legend
#trees 
#mountains
OUR CHINA / MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: "CHEKIANG” by Martino Martini/Joan Blaeu, or the current province Zhejiang 
Everything you always wanted to know about this province with respect to .... Marco Polo, cotton spinning,  Martino Martini, the Chinese Gésu church,  Ningbo and globalization... see our FB page. Copyright text and maps at FB worldofmappamundi,
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OUR CHINA / MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: "CHEKIANG” by Martino Martini/Joan Blaeu, or the current province Zhejiang Everything you always wanted to know about this province with respect to .... Marco Polo, cotton spinning,  Martino Martini, the Chinese Gésu church,  Ningbo and globalization... see our FB page. Copyright text and maps at FB worldofmappamundi, . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #martinomartini  #martinimaps  #chinamaps  #mapsofchina  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #interiorstyling  #antiqueshop  #homedecoration  #interiors  #mapexhibition  #hangzhou  #chinaprovinces  #zhejiang  #ming 
Um mundo de fantasia a sua espera. Já o conhece?
Um mundo de fantasia a sua espera. Já o conhece?
Here is Cygnus as depicted in Urania's Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in London c.1825. Surrounding it are Lacerta, Vulpecula and Lyra.
#Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way 🌌 deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan. The swan is one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer ☀️ and autumn 🍂 , and it features a prominent asterism known as the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). Cygnus was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer #Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. 🦅 .
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Here is Cygnus as depicted in Urania's Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in London c.1825. Surrounding it are Lacerta, Vulpecula and Lyra. #Cygnus  is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way 🌌 deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan. The swan is one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer ☀️ and autumn 🍂 , and it features a prominent asterism known as the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). Cygnus was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer #Ptolemy , and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. 🦅 . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science 
Commercial Map of Manchu Qing China,1899.

Notice how Mongolia, Manchuria, Dzungaria, East Turkestan and Tibet are separate from China. 
#china
#asia 
#oldmaps
Commercial Map of Manchu Qing China,1899. Notice how Mongolia, Manchuria, Dzungaria, East Turkestan and Tibet are separate from China. #china  #asia  #oldmaps 
In current auction. BÜNTING, H. Africa Tertia pars Terrae.
Magdeburg, ca 1597

This map of Africa has an unusual shape, tapering to a narrow angle in the south. Numerous rivers appear in West Africa and as tributaries to the Nile, and mountain chains and various kingdoms are mentioned. The sea with a galleon, a merman and above him a sea-bird. "The appearance of the map, especially when compared to other maps from this period, is unusual" (B.). "The sea is engraved in narrow wavy lines, and bears a galleon, merman and acquatic bird" (T.). According to Betz variant 2 still with Cairo on the east side of the Nile, but "some of the place names shifted upward in such a way as to be printed almost over the geographical features". Bünting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura was essentially a theological commentary with other maps of great curiosity. German text on verso. .
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In current auction. BÜNTING, H. Africa Tertia pars Terrae. Magdeburg, ca 1597 This map of Africa has an unusual shape, tapering to a narrow angle in the south. Numerous rivers appear in West Africa and as tributaries to the Nile, and mountain chains and various kingdoms are mentioned. The sea with a galleon, a merman and above him a sea-bird. "The appearance of the map, especially when compared to other maps from this period, is unusual" (B.). "The sea is engraved in narrow wavy lines, and bears a galleon, merman and acquatic bird" (T.). According to Betz variant 2 still with Cairo on the east side of the Nile, but "some of the place names shifted upward in such a way as to be printed almost over the geographical features". Bünting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura was essentially a theological commentary with other maps of great curiosity. German text on verso. . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #woodblock  #engraving  #nile  #history  #mapporn  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #atlas  #africa  #globe  #antiquebooks 
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!
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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! . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #town  #city  #history  #mapporn  #town  #architecture  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #nyc  #newyork  #manhatten  #globe  #antiquebooks 
In current auction. Joan BLAEU
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.
Amsterdam, 1662

Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use.
The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard.
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In current auction. Joan BLAEU Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662 Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use. The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard. . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #mapporn  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #game  #globe  #antiquebooks 
In current auction. Joan BLAEU
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.
Amsterdam, 1662

Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use.
The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard.
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In current auction. Joan BLAEU Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662 Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use. The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard. . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #mapporn  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #game  #globe  #antiquebooks 
In current auction. Joan BLAEU
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.
Amsterdam, 1662

Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use.
The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard.
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#auction #maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #mapporn #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #history #science #antique #history #historia #instamaps #worldmap #game #globe #antiquebooks
In current auction. Joan BLAEU Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662 Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use. The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard. . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #mapporn  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #game  #globe  #antiquebooks 
In current auction. Joan BLAEU
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.
Amsterdam, 1662

Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use.
The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard.
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#auction #maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #mapporn #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #history #science #antique #history #historia #instamaps #worldmap #game #globe #antiquebooks
In current auction. Joan BLAEU Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662 Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use. The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard. . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #mapporn  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #game  #globe  #antiquebooks 
In current auction. Joan BLAEU
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.
Amsterdam, 1662

Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use.
The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard.
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#auction #maps #cartography #cartographia #history #surveying #nautical #navigation #history #mapporn #instruments #antiques #old #raremap #rare #instahistory #instamaps #instaantiques #collection #passion #history #science #antique #history #historia #instamaps #worldmap #game #globe #antiquebooks
In current auction. Joan BLAEU Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662 Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use. The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard. . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #mapporn  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #game  #globe  #antiquebooks 
In current auction. Joan BLAEU
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.
Amsterdam, 1662

Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use.
The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard.
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In current auction. Joan BLAEU Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662 Since its appearance as an Appendix in 1630, the atlas launched by Willem Blaeu and continued by his son Joan had expanded greatly. But in spite of many new regional maps the world map remained unchanged. For some reason Joan Blaeu's important wall map of 1648 was not immediately adapted by his firm for atlas use. The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard. . . #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #mapporn  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #game  #globe  #antiquebooks 
In current auction. Reise um die Welt in achtzig Tagen. Nach dem Roman von J. Verne. Ein unterhaltendes Gesellschaftsspiel.
Germany, ca. 1900
 Chromo lithographed folding gaming plate, in very fine condition. Together with 2pp instruction folder 
Travel around the world in eighty days. After the novel by Jules Verne. An entertaining dice game with 80 fields, in the middle a world map.
Title after the tutorial. Neither game board nor instructions give hints to the manufacturer. Dated after 1886, as the Statue of Liberty is depicted in one of the fields.

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In current auction. Reise um die Welt in achtzig Tagen. Nach dem Roman von J. Verne. Ein unterhaltendes Gesellschaftsspiel. Germany, ca. 1900  Chromo lithographed folding gaming plate, in very fine condition. Together with 2pp instruction folder Travel around the world in eighty days. After the novel by Jules Verne. An entertaining dice game with 80 fields, in the middle a world map. Title after the tutorial. Neither game board nor instructions give hints to the manufacturer. Dated after 1886, as the Statue of Liberty is depicted in one of the fields. #auction  #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #history  #science  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #worldmap  #game  #globe  #antiquebooks 
OUR CHINA / MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: "PECHELI" by Martino Martini/Joan Blaeu, or current province of Hebei and the two Directly Controlled Municipalities of Bejing and Tianjin.  Maybe emperor Kangxi in the cartouche.
This map is not shown at the exhibition "The Dutch color the world”, open until 16 December at the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). However, it will be present this Sunday 18 November (at 11.00 hours) when we will give a free lecture on "Martino Martini: Jesuit Cartography of China's Middle Kingdom" at the Mercator museum. You are all invited to attend...
Copyright text and map at FB worldofmappamundi (a non-commercial page on FB) of 17 November 2018.
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OUR CHINA / MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: "PECHELI" by Martino Martini/Joan Blaeu, or current province of Hebei and the two Directly Controlled Municipalities of Bejing and Tianjin.  Maybe emperor Kangxi in the cartouche. This map is not shown at the exhibition "The Dutch color the world”, open until 16 December at the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). However, it will be present this Sunday 18 November (at 11.00 hours) when we will give a free lecture on "Martino Martini: Jesuit Cartography of China's Middle Kingdom" at the Mercator museum. You are all invited to attend... Copyright text and map at FB worldofmappamundi (a non-commercial page on FB) of 17 November 2018. . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #martinomartini  #martinimaps  #chinamaps  #mapsofchina  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #bejing  #tianjin  #oldprints  #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #antiqueshop  #homedecoration  #interiors  #mapexhibition  #chinaprovinces  #ming  #kiangxi 
If you are attending Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend, don’t forget to visit Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps booth. 
Amazing maps of Boston and the rest of the world are waiting for you. .
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This is an 1857 view of Boston. It was engraved by Charles Mottram, based upon a painting by John W. Hill. Hill was associated with the pre-Raphaelite movement, hence the inspiring and monumental clouds to excite the senses. Link in bio. 👆🏻 Source @ raremaps.com .
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If you are attending Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend, don’t forget to visit Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps booth. Amazing maps of Boston and the rest of the world are waiting for you. . . This is an 1857 view of Boston. It was engraved by Charles Mottram, based upon a painting by John W. Hill. Hill was associated with the pre-Raphaelite movement, hence the inspiring and monumental clouds to excite the senses. Link in bio. 👆🏻 Source @ raremaps.com . . . #maps  #cartography  #cartographia  #history  #surveying  #nautical  #navigation  #history  #instruments  #antiques  #old  #raremap  #rare  #instahistory  #instamaps  #instaantiques  #collection  #passion  #middleages  #history  #science  #scientificillustration  #scientificinstruments  #antique  #history  #historia  #instamaps  #celestialmaps  #globe  #zodiac  #books  #prayerbook  #antiquebooks 
Avui fent taller de Geologia urbana amb #Instamaps a estudiants de @inslacetania
Avui fent taller de Geologia urbana amb #Instamaps  a estudiants de @inslacetania
OUR CHINA / MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: "HUQUANG" by Martino Martini/Joan Blaeu, or the current Chinese provinces of Hubei and Hunan

The inland province of Huquang was dominated by the Yangtze and the enormous Lake Dongting, the flood-bassin of the river. Since the construction of the Three Gorges Dam (which became operational in 2012; see picture ), the lake is relegated to a minor position in terms of size. The cartouche shows rice farmers (like Mao's father). See picture of his birthplace in Shaoshan, at the southern edge of the lake.

This map is not shown at the exhibition "The Dutch color the world”, open until 16 December at the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). However, it will be present this Sunday 18 November (at 11.00 hours) when we will give a free lecture on "Martino Martini: Jesuit Cartography of China's Middle Kingdom" at the Mercator museum. You are all invited to attend... Copyright full text and map at FB worldofmappamundi (a non-commercial page on FB) of today.
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OUR CHINA / MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: "HUQUANG" by Martino Martini/Joan Blaeu, or the current Chinese provinces of Hubei and Hunan The inland province of Huquang was dominated by the Yangtze and the enormous Lake Dongting, the flood-bassin of the river. Since the construction of the Three Gorges Dam (which became operational in 2012; see picture ), the lake is relegated to a minor position in terms of size. The cartouche shows rice farmers (like Mao's father). See picture of his birthplace in Shaoshan, at the southern edge of the lake. This map is not shown at the exhibition "The Dutch color the world”, open until 16 December at the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). However, it will be present this Sunday 18 November (at 11.00 hours) when we will give a free lecture on "Martino Martini: Jesuit Cartography of China's Middle Kingdom" at the Mercator museum. You are all invited to attend... Copyright full text and map at FB worldofmappamundi (a non-commercial page on FB) of today. . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #martinomartini  #martinimaps  #chinamaps  #mapsofchina  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #huquang  #oldprints  #historyinpictures   #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #interiorstyling  #antiqueshop  #homedecoration  #interiors  #mapexhibition  #mao  #chinaprovinces  #ming 
Just in case you need to measure the width of a valley and all you have is your astrolabe. 1654

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Join us tomorrow for GIS Day!
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Nov. 14, 8:30-2PM
Health Geoinformatics Lab
Centennial Complex 3102
Loma Linda University
Join us tomorrow for GIS Day! . Nov. 14, 8:30-2PM Health Geoinformatics Lab Centennial Complex 3102 Loma Linda University
Classic Dutch map of Cyprus from 1573 by Ortelius. With an inset map of Lemnos. For more information visit alteagallery.com and type 17915 in the quick search. @antiquemaps #antiquemaps #cyprus #ortelius #mapofcyprus #lemnos #oldmap #mapart #historia #mediterraneansea #map #cipro #cypriot #island
Scarce 17th century double-hemisphere world map from ‘The English Atlas’ - 1680.
This example was re-engraved with a dedication to Charles II in the lower cusp. For a full description, visit Alteagallery .com and enter 18726 in the quick search. @antiquemaps #cartographyart #alteagallery #antiquemaps #antiquemapsandprints #mapoftheworld #mapart #mapas #map #interiordesign #collector #instamaps #raremaps #vintage #oldmap #designdecor #cartography #artsy
OUR CHINA/MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: XANTUNG by Martino Martini, or the current Chinese provinces of Shandong & Liaoning.

See the "labor" cartouche (top left) for this region. This is Chinese industrial powerhouse. Three of the top ten largest ports of the world lie in around the Bohai Gulf/Sea: Tianjin (n° 3; for the Bejing metropolitan area), Qiangdao (n° 8) and Dlian (n° 9 or the largest incoming petroleum harbor)! This Sunday 18 November (at 11.00 hours) we will give a free lecture on "Martino Martini:Jesuit Catography of China's Middle Kingdom" at the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). You are all invited to attend... Copyright text and map at FB worldofmappamundi, your specialist on Flemish-Dutch cartography. This is a non-commercial page on FB. .

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OUR CHINA/MARTINI WEEK CONTINUES: XANTUNG by Martino Martini, or the current Chinese provinces of Shandong & Liaoning. See the "labor" cartouche (top left) for this region. This is Chinese industrial powerhouse. Three of the top ten largest ports of the world lie in around the Bohai Gulf/Sea: Tianjin (n° 3; for the Bejing metropolitan area), Qiangdao (n° 8) and Dlian (n° 9 or the largest incoming petroleum harbor)! This Sunday 18 November (at 11.00 hours) we will give a free lecture on "Martino Martini:Jesuit Catography of China's Middle Kingdom" at the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). You are all invited to attend... Copyright text and map at FB worldofmappamundi, your specialist on Flemish-Dutch cartography. This is a non-commercial page on FB. . #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #martinomartini  #martinimaps  #chinamaps  #mapsofchina  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #oldprints  #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #interiorstyling  #antiqueshop  #homedecoration  #interiors  #mapexhibition  #xangtung  chinaprovinces #portarthur 
QUANTUNG (now Guangdong), J. Blaeu,1662, Atlas Maior:

Martini S.J. made the first western atlas on the provinces of China. This map covers the Pearl delta with current metropolitan areas of Hong Kong, Canton and Macau. See also view of Western trade concessions at Guangzhou (Canton). We will give a free seminar on the complete Martini atlas on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11.00 hours at  the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). Check us out on FB @worldofmappamundi. For more information on this map go to our posting at FB of January 11, 2018. 
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QUANTUNG (now Guangdong), J. Blaeu,1662, Atlas Maior: Martini S.J. made the first western atlas on the provinces of China. This map covers the Pearl delta with current metropolitan areas of Hong Kong, Canton and Macau. See also view of Western trade concessions at Guangzhou (Canton). We will give a free seminar on the complete Martini atlas on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11.00 hours at  the Mercator museum (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium). Check us out on FB @worldofmappamundi. For more information on this map go to our posting at FB of January 11, 2018. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #martinomartini  #martinimaps  #chinamaps  #mapsofchina  #blaeu  #blaeumaps  #cantonmaps   #guangzhoumaps  #guangzhou  #guangdongmaps  #oldprints  #historyinpictures  #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart  #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #homedesign  #antiqueshop  #pearldelta  #interiors  #mapexhibition 
CONSTANTINOPLE, Braun Hogenberg (part I, 1572, this view 1582)
The enormous Topkapi palace (bottom middle; see also picture), erected under sultan Mehmet II, (seventh from left), became his administrative and private residence. A exceptionally complete set of the portraits of all 12 sultans embellishes the bottom part of this view. Check us out on FB @worldofmappamundi. This view was discussed in detail on FB on September 25, 2017.

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CONSTANTINOPLE, Braun Hogenberg (part I, 1572, this view 1582) The enormous Topkapi palace (bottom middle; see also picture), erected under sultan Mehmet II, (seventh from left), became his administrative and private residence. A exceptionally complete set of the portraits of all 12 sultans embellishes the bottom part of this view. Check us out on FB @worldofmappamundi. This view was discussed in detail on FB on September 25, 2017. #worldofmappamundi  #mappamundi  #oldmaps  #cartography  #ancientmaps  #braunhogenberg  #hogenberg  #hogenbergmaps  #constantinople  #mapsofconstantinople  #byzantium  #oldprints  #historyinpictures  #europanhistory  #mapsinhistory  #art  #historyinart   #antiques  #antiquemapsandprints  #mapart  #instamaps  #instahistory  #interiorstyling  #antiqueshop  #homedecoration  #interiors  #mapexhibition 
These amazing Peak district coasters from @alpandash were almost too beautiful to gift 😍 I love the acrylic detail on the bodies of water! Frankly they are more beautiful than any of the furniture they would be protecting 😉
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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.
[Reference No. 18957]
http://www.alteagallery.com/jpegs/largeimages/18957.jpg #workonpaper#londres#thisislondon #londonist #londongallery
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. [Reference No. 18957] http://www.alteagallery.com/jpegs/largeimages/18957.jpg #workonpaper #londres #thisislondon  #londonist  #londongallery 
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.

#vitalimaps
#thekey
#historyunfolded
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. #vitalimaps  #thekey  #historyunfolded 
Conventional signs for maps, 1920
#mapkey 
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Trascorrerai le tue vacanze a Padova? 🔖Approfitta di questo link per scaricare una perfetta guida turistica per una visita fai da te nella nostra meravigliosa città! 📲

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