artemisdreaming: “ Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa British Library Pietro Vesconte See High-res . From Wiki: ”Pietro Vesconte (fl. was a Genoese cartographer and geographer.
Histoire Une carte de 500 ans brise l'histoire de la race humaine
Medieval Maps _ This one drawn by Oronteus Finaeus in 1531 AD long before the Antarctic had been discovered. The longitudinal estimates for Africa & South America are accurate.
ISLAMIC MECCA-CENTRED WORLD MAP--A rare and important Safavid brass world map from Isfahan [International Instrument Checklist the finely-engraved circular map plate with a centrally-pivoted brass diametrical rule rotating over it, wit
Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art
An 1804 copy of the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about and more magnificent maps as power, propaganda, and art from The British Library.
The Fra Mauro map, one of the greatest memorial of medieval cartography, was made around 1450 by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro. It is a circular world map drawn on parchment and set in a wooden frame, about two meters in diameter Cartography (from…
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Genoese World Navigation Map, 1457
Plan de Braun et Hogenberg vers publié en 1572
Venice Piri Reis was a century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the importa