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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

World Map 15th Century

Description: Map of the world made in 1490 by Henricus Martellus Germanus, latinized name of Heinrich Hammer, a German cartographer who worked in Florence/Italy.
















(Highest res.: jpg, 2169 x 1501 pixel, 300 dpi, file size: 2,69 MB)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

World Map 16th Century

Description: The Fool's Cap Map of the World dates from ca. 1580-1590 and is one of the big mysteries in the history of cartography. It is unknown why, when and by whom the map was made, but could be a kind of social criticism of its time.


















(Highest res.: jpg, 4000 x 3056 pixel, 72 dpi, file size: 2,45 MB)

Monday, June 23, 2014

World Map 16th Century

Description: World map published in 1544 by the German scientist and cartographer Sebastian Münster. His work "Cosmographia" of 1544 was one of the most successful books of the 16th century with numerous editions in different languages.



















(Highest res.: jpg, 2000 x 1700 pixel, 800 dpi, file size: 1,18 MB)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

World Map 16th Century

Description: "Cosmographical map or universal description of the world with the actual path of the winds" made by the French hydrographer and carthographer Jean Cossin in 1570.


(Highest res.: jpg, 5825 x 3609 pixel, 300 dpi, file size: 8,32 MB)

Friday, April 18, 2014

World Map 17th Century

Description: High resolution world map made by the Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu in 1662.

















(Highest res.: jpg, 11220 x 8524 pixel, 500 dpi, file size: 42 MB)

Monday, March 17, 2014

World Map 18th Century

Description: Hand coloured world map with two hemispheres published by the British author George Augustus Baldwyn in 1782. "A New and Accurate Map of the World, Comprehending all the New Discoveries, in Both Hemispheres, carefully brought down to the Present Time."















(Highest res.: jpg, 9216 x 6400 pixel, 72 dpi, file size: 10 MB) 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

World Map 16th Century

Description: Gores for constructing a globe published after 1507 by the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. His world maps and globes are known as the first maps using the name "America". 
















(Highest res.: jpg, 4654 x 3364 pixel, 300 dpi, file size: 2,39 MB)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

World Map 15th Century

Description: "Mappa mundi Borgia" or "Tavola di Velletri" is an engraved world map oriented with south at the top created in the first half of the 15th century (ca. 1430) by an unknown author.





















(Highest res.: jpg, 3303 x 3358 pixel, 200 dpi, file size: 1,95 MB)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

World Map 19th Century

Description: Very detailed German map of the world with various explorer routes published by C.F. Baur and Traugott Bromme in 1870.

















(Highest res.: jpg, 6000 x 4557 pixel, 96 dpi, file size: 7,51 MB)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

World Map 18th Century

Description: A new & accurate map of all the known World made by the English cartographer Emanuel Bowen in 1744. This attractive map convers the entire world as it was understood in the middle of the 18th century. The two hemispheres are surrounded by women representing four continents.















(Highest res.: jpg, 4000 x 2732 pixel, 96 dpi, file size: 3,07 MB) 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

World Map 18th Century

Description: Very detailed map of the world in a double hemisphere projection with map of the moon, the solar system and star charts created by the British mathematician and amateur astronomer Samuel Dunn dating to 1794. 


















(Highest res.: jpg, 6000 x 5054 pixel, 72 dpi, file size: 27,3 MB)