Old world maps

Explore a collection of vintage and antique maps that will transport you to another era. Find inspiration and add a touch of old world charm to your decor with these captivating map ideas.
Geography Map, World Geography, Map, Circle Map, Illustrated Map, Historical Maps, World Map, Earth Map, Accurate World Map

This is a guest post by Kathy Hart, Head of the Research Access and Collection Development Section in the Geography and Map Division. Libraries and museums often feature maps and related geographic content in digital and analog, large or small exhibits, displays and workshops. When considering the variety of materials available, how does one select …

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British, Vintage, Antiquities, Antique Map, Antique Maps Vintage, Antique Maps, Old Map, Historical Maps, British Isles

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 (although showing only the eastern part of Ireland). A seated Britannia at the top of the page is one of the earliest printed depictions of the British allegory. Also shown are small images of a ship, Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge and a swimming pool…

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