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Detail: Cosmographie universelle, selon les navigateurs tant anciens que modernes / par Guillaume Le Testu, pillotte en la mer du Ponent, de la ville francoyse de Grâce.  Le Testu, Guillaume (1509-1572). - 1555

Detail: Cosmographie universelle, selon les navigateurs tant anciens que modernes / par Guillaume Le Testu, pillotte en la mer du Ponent, de la ville francoyse de Grâce. Le Testu, Guillaume (1509-1572). - 1555

This double-sided Japanese woodcut displays a world map on the front and illustrated examples of the peoples of the world on the verso.  It exemplifies the Bankoku-sozu (“complete maps of the peoples of the world”) style of cartography influenced by European techniques and geographic knowledge in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

This double-sided Japanese woodcut displays a world map on the front and…

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings  Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265  Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III

Map of Tenochtitlan. Would love to have maps like this in my house; paying homage to old dynasties that I love studying...

Tenochtitlan, Capital City of Aztec Mexico, an Island Connected by Causeways to Land, c.1520

Geological Map of Great Britain, 1878

Geology of Great Britain. This old geological map of Great Britain shows in detail the geology of the whole island, and also the relationship of the south coast sections to this.

Labyrinthine Mind: Funny European Observation

Antique Map of Europe 1760 Wall Mural is an authentic and stunning design that will add interest to any space.

map of london

Craft Project - London Map Decor - DIY - The Graphics Fairy. Maps of London?

Vintage infographic map Plan of Moscow (1789) | Ivan Marchenkov

Vintage Infodesign [77

The first time one looks at a color print of Olaus Magnus’ 1539 Carta Marina, the eyes scan the crowded landmass and fix on the creatures in the wester ...

Here Be Duck Trees and Sea Swine: A Gorgeous Renaissance Map

Here Be Duck Trees and Sea Swine: An interactive Renaissance map (Olaus Magnus’ 1539 Carta Marina) filled with strange and wonderful monsters.

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