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La belleza de un arte olvidado: cartografía antigua


The oldest original cartographic artifact in the Library of Congress: a portolan nautical chart of the Mediterranean Sea. Second quarter of the century.

Map of the Atlantic, including Spain and the British Isles, comprising the first sheet of the atlas attributed to Genoese cartographer Pietro Vesconte, and tentatively dated 1325. Contained in a manuscript of Marino Sanuto Liber Secretorum Fidelium Crucis (c.1325) held by the British Library in London, UK.

Atlantic map from Pietro Vesconte 1325 atlas - Rhumbline network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vintage infographic map Plan of Moscow (1789) | Ivan Marchenkov

Vintage Infodesign [77

Australian World Map II

Mercator projection 'upside-down' map upside-down-world-map-poster.

During World War II, surveyors charted the city’s ruined buildings in vivid color.

The meticulously hand-coloured bomb damage maps of London – in pictures

Finally, something that made it into the story: the maps of Abraham Ortelius.  Aodh's seduction of Katarina was a full-on assault: he meant to have her, and he aimed ruthlessly for all the hidden parts of her that he saw so well, including her adventurous spirit & her curiosity.  His wedding gift to her: a copy of Ortelius's map of the world.  :sigh:

This map is a part of an atlas known as the Queen Mary Atlas. Queen Mary commissioned the atlas in 1558 from the Portuguese mapmaker Diego Homen. Mary died before the atlas was finished, and after her death, the atlas was presented to Queen Elizabeth I.

Geological Map of Great Britain.   Created in 1878 by Edward Stanford.

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.

Code: M2919Cartographer: Hole WilliamDate: 1607 LondonSize: 26*16 cms

This very attractive engraving by William Hole has a design that is based on the work of William Rogers for the smaller sized 1600 printing of Camden's Britannia. Neptune and Ceres flank the central roundel with a map of the British Isles