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Carta Marina - This map was first printed in Venice in 1539 – it was created by the Olaus Magnus, a Swedish ecclesiastical official who lived in Italy from 1524 to his death in 1567. This map of Scandinavia is very large (125 cm tall and 170 cm wide) and is colourfully illustrated with various animals and monsters.

Carta Marina - This map was first printed in Venice in 1539 – it was created by the Olaus Magnus, a Swedish ecclesiastical official who lived in Italy from 1524 to his death in 1567. This map of Scandinavia is very large (125 cm tall and 170 cm wide) and is colourfully illustrated with various animals and monsters.

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Ancient Rome, Antiquae Urbis Romae, S.P.Q.R. - antique map close up https://www.battlemaps.us/

Ancient Rome, Antiquae Urbis Romae, S. - antique map close up…

1593 map of the city of Vlissingen (Flushing) in the Netherlands #map #netherlands

1593 map of the city of Vlissingen (Flushing) in the Netherlands

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…

1930s Antique Vintage NEW ZEALAND Animals map original b/w map for framing. $12.50, via Etsy.

Antique Vintage NEW ZEALAND Animals map original b/w map for framing

"Terra Brasilis" by Portuguese astronomer and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in 1519, a few years after the beginning of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.

"Terra Brasilis" by Portuguese astronomer and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in a few years after the beginning of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.

Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1864; Showing All The Proposed Metropolitan Railways and Improvements.

MAPCO: Map and Plan Collection Online - treasure trove of maps! (pictured, Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs Showing All The Proposed Metropolitan Railways and Improvements)

Map of the Ocean Bottom  Relief shown by shading and spot heights around Iceland || Earth Sciences & Map Library | Nautical Charts

Nautical Charts-Earth Sciences & Map Library-University of California, Berkeley

The Piri Re'is Map  The Piri Re'is map was found in 1929 in the Imperial Palace in Constantinople. It is painted on parchment and dated 919 A.H. (in the Islamic calendar), which corresponds to 1513 AD. It is signed by an admiral of the Turkish Navy named Piri Ibn Haji Memmed, also known as Piri Re'is. According to Piri Re'is, the map had been assembled from a set of 20 maps drawn in the time of Alexander the Great.

The Piri Reis map rediscovered in 1929 in a Turkish museum, is a puzzlement, not only for its remarkable accuracy, but also for what it shows.

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