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Jerusalem by Ilan Sztulman Frans Hogenberg, Flemish, 1535-1590, after Christian Van Adrichom, Dutch, 1533-1585.  Imaginary Plan of Ancient Jerusalem and its suburbs at the time of Jesus.

Frans Hogenberg, Flemish, after Christian Van Adrichom, Dutch, "Imaginary Plan of Ancient Jerusalem and Its Suburbs at the Time of Jesus." Hand-colored etching on two sheets joined together. Caption from link

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.

Map of Oostende (1601)

Vintage Infodesign [98

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