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Portolano of South America’s west coast. Anonymus, School of Dieppe. From an untitled atlas, Dieppe, c. 1538.  42 x 63 cm, manuscript on vellum.

Portolano of South America’s west coast. Anonymus, School of Dieppe. From an untitled atlas, Dieppe, c. 42 x 63 cm, manuscript on vellum.

Portuguese map of the Australian Coast from 1522 - "Beyond Capricorn" by Peter Trickett

Nicholas Vallard de Dieppe, Atlas - 'Terra Java' (east coast of Australia?

Miller Atlas - South Indian Ocean with the China sea - 1519 Source : Bnf

Miller Atlas - South Indian Ocean with the China sea - 1519 Source : Bnf

Map of Great Britain, Europe and North West Africa. Detail from Portugaliae Monumenta (vellum) Cartographica, an account of the discoveries of Fernao Gomez from 1470-75, 1563

Map of Great Britain, Europe and North West Africa. Detail from Portugaliae Monumenta (vellum) Cartographica, an account of the discoveries of Fernao Gomez from 1563

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Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books about Maps - Brain Pickings

Portolano of the east coast of North America. Diogo Homem, (London, 1558)  69.5 x 97 cm, manuscript on vellum. From an untitled atlas.

Portolano of the east coast of North America. Diogo Homem, (London, x 97 cm, manuscript on vellum. From an untitled atlas.

1933 Vatican City Plan St. Peter Basilica Square Pontifical Palace Roman Architecture Reinnasance at CarambasVintage http://etsy.me/YSM34d

1933 Vatican City Plan St. Peter Basilica Square Pontifical Palace Roman Architecture Reinnasance at CarambasVintage http://etsy.me/YSM34d

O reconhecimento do Novo Mundo  Este portulano, Atlas Miller (1519) apresenta os índios ao lado de uma hidra que domina as regiões desconhecidas do interior. As armas de Portugal vigiam este vasto território, e abaixo, um índio sentado sobre os calcanhares, com os braços estendidos, vigia a entrada do Rio da Prata.   A legenda diz: "Os habitantes tem a pele escura, selvagens e são muito cruéis. eles se alimentam de carne humana. Eles também são hábeis no uso de arcos e flechas.   Neste país…

"Terra Brasilis" by Portuguese astronomer and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in a few years after the beginning of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.

Schwarzes Stundenbuch – Werkstatt von Willem Vrelant

xixdegrees: “ Black Hours, Bruges, c. 1470 This Book of Hours, referred to as the Black Hours, is one of a small handful of manuscripts written and illuminated on vellum that is stained or painted black. The black of its vellum—the very thing that.

Some early warning signs that you're about to read a good book.

Signs The Book You're Reading Is Good

Three Strange And Beautiful Century Fantasy Maps, Another From 1617

Dark Roasted Blend: Unusual and Marvelous Maps, Part 2

This 1570 map of Asia features a curiously shaped Japan and a Pacific Ocean inhabited by mermaids and strange sea creatures.

Map of frontage along the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, Lousiana in 1858.

The Shotgun Tracts of the Lower Mississippi

Mississippi’s frontage from Baton Rouge south to New Orleans // link to large map: assets.

The history and origin of Chinoiserie.

Week 3: Chinoiserie

World Map Century Description: The Catalan Atlas produced in 1375 by the Majorcan cartographers Abraham and Jehuda Cresques is the most important Catalan world map of the Middle Ages. The world map originally consisted of various leaves.

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