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Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III

Constantinople (Istanbul), 1422.

Map of Constantinople (modern Istanbul), designed in 1422 by Florentine cartographer Cristoforo Buondelmonti; the oldest surviving map of the city, and the only surviving map which predates the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in

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The 25 Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2013 Individual Award (Tied) The Atlas of Kant’s Legacy

Obscura, Spring 2011,

Details about Obscura magazine's Spring issue on Magpile, the online reference to the world of magazines.

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The 10 Commandments of Typography. This infographic from Evan Brown at DesignMantic aims to save you those long scrolling hours and instead offer up some simple type-based commandments.