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The Fra Mauro map, completed around 1459, is a map of the then-known world. Following the standard practice at that time, south is at the top. The map was said by Giovanni Battista Ramusio to have been partially based on the one brought from Cathay by Marco Polo.

The Fra Mauro Map. This map of the world depicts Asia, Africa and Europe and is "considered the greatest memorial of medieval cartography" according to Roberto Almagià. It was made around 1450 by the Italian monk Fra Mauro.

Mappae Mundi

Medieval Manuscripts - British Library A two-page mappa mundi from the beginning of a copy of Ranulph Higden’s Polychronicon, England, late century, Royal MS 14 C IX, ff.

Maps, Charts and Architectural Plans Collection: A Search Guide : Library and Archives Canada

Maps, Charts and Architectural Plans Collection: A Search Guide - Library and Archives Canada

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.

40 High-Res Old Map Downloads- to use in the nursery with our vintage travel theme

Download 15 Beautiful Old Maps With an Antique Look

Map of Tenochtitlan. Would love to have maps like this in my house; paying homage to old dynasties that I love studying...

Tenochtitlan, Capital City of Aztec Mexico, an Island Connected by Causeways to…

First Day of Creation from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle - Cerca con Google

Multiversity · author: Hartmann Schedel, “Seventh Day of Creation” from: The Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493

CHILDREN'S WORLD MAP | Kids Wall Map | UncommonGoods--this is a cool map.  prob not for LR, but I like it.

Children's World Map

World MAP Kids Geography Educational Wall Hanging Poster Art

World Map Idrisi, XII century                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

1154 world map by Moroccan cartographer al-Idrisi for king Roger of Sicily

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