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World map made around 1420 by the Italian cartographer Pietro Vesconte.

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

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 17th-century Safavid brass world map from Isfahan

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

Antique World Map.

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Antique World Map.

World Flower, from 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

World Flower, from Cosmographie universelle, selon les navigateurs tant anciens…

Ancient World Maps: World Map 17th Century

Free Printable ~ 40 High Resolution Old Maps paper-coolness-invites-notes-cards-and-the-like

Over time the Mississippi River has changed course due to the silt and sediment of its channel blocking the water’s path, forcing it to alter direction and find a new route to the Gulf of Mex…

Mississippi Meander Maps that were created by the Army Corps of Engineers in the and specifically by Dr. Harold Fisk, to trace th. There's no measure of time

This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.

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.

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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…

Beatus' map of the world

SPAIN / Medieval - Beatus' map of the world

World map 14th Century.  Description: World map from the English chronicler and Benedictine monk Ranulf Higdon, published in the late 14th century.

World map from the English chronicler and Benedictine monk Ranulf Higden, published in the late century.

1436 World Map of Andrea Blanco

World Map Century Description: The Bianco World Map published by the Italian sailor and cartographer Andrea Bianco in

Marvelous antique Arctic Regions  map PRINT - 22 x 32 ". $43.00, via Etsy.

Arctica map - Marvelous map of the Arctic Regions - Arctic map - Wellington channel featured

1457_Mapamundi de Toscanelli

Genoese World Navigation Map, 1457

Plan de Paris (Braun et Hogenberg vers 1530, publié en 1572)

Plan de Braun et Hogenberg vers publié en 1572

Italian city-states of Venice,  (10th – 13th c.)   #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

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

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