Vintage Great Britain Map, c.1956

Stanley Smith - Great Britain Note that the more accurate title would be ‘British Isles’, since this map focuses on Ireland, too. This region seems to be a magnet for maps in that attractive.

In 1929 a  map was found. The document was drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, an admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.  It shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.

In a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. His passion was cartography.

Mississippi’s frontage from Baton Rouge south to New Orleans

Another amazing Mississippi River map. Mississippi’s frontage from Baton Rouge south to New Orleans.

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.

Maps and introductory information on the geology of England, Wales and Scotland, UK.

1847 map of lower Manhattan

1847 Lower Manhattan map - New York and Harlem Railroad - An 1847 map of Lower Manhattan; the only railroad in Manhattan at that time was the New York and Harlem Railroad

1860 Map of New York City

1860 Map of New York City

Relief-Panorama des Rheins, 1932 - 10 (from flic.kr/p/bjrLLB)

Relief-Panorama des Rheins, 1932 - 10 (from flic.kr/p/bjrLLB). Reminds me of grade history with Mr.

map decor

Be still my heart! Love this idea. Maybe use for the south window. Future project, even if just for a paned window to hang on the wall. [Reminds me of a map project I did in my old Philly apartment.

Map of Midtown Manhattan, from 34th Street to 59th Street and from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue.    Sun Manhattan, 1890.

Unknown: Map of Midtown Manhattan, from Street to Street and from Avenue to Avenue, 1890 – A Collection of Very Strange Maps

This remarkable map, a bird's-eye perspective view of New York City, was created by Will L. Taylor  ("chief draftsman") published by Galt & Hoy of New York in 1879.  There is a great attempt at representing (all?) buildings in accurate detail, though the Library of Congress notes that the map is not necessarily drawn to scale. The very issue of what seems to be an attempt to show the footprints and perhaps even the elevations of all structures in the city is incredible.

Remarkable map: a bird's-eye perspective view of New York City, was created by Will L Taylor, chief draftsman, and published by Galt & Hoy of New York in 1879

Brazilian Amazon

I really like this illustrated map idea for a family tree- using your local river and coastline as the branches showing generations.

Gorgeous map via the amazing art-filled "Haute Bohemian" Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC.

Gorgeous map via the amazing art-filled "Haute Bohemian," Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC.

Map of Chicago in 1901

Several improvements in technology helped Europeans conquer the vast oceans of the world. Cartographers, or mapmakers, created more accurate maps and sea charts, like this one right here.

1900 French Map

1900 French Map

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