Featured Map of the Day! 7/31/17

1552 Tabula Europae V High Resolution Image By: Sebastian Munster Date: 1552 (Published) Basel Dimensions: 10.75 x 13.25 inches (28 cm x 34 cm) This marvelous woodcut map of Italy, the Adriatic Sea and the Balkans first appeared in Munster’s Geograhia Universalis which was first published in 1540. The map is presented in a trapezoidal border. The woodcut …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/30/17

1552 Aphricae Tabula III High Resolution Image By: Sebastian Munster Date: 1552 (Published) Basel Dimensions: 10 x 13.5 inches (25.4 cm x 34.3 cm) This marvelous map of North Africa and Egypt is from Munster’s 1552 Latin edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia. The map is presented in a trapezoidal border, and the verso, featuring descriptive text in Latin, has …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/29/17

1550 Tabula Asiae I By: Sebastian Munster Date: 1550 (Published) Basel Dimensions: 10.5 x 13.25 inches (26.7 cm x 33.7 cm) This is a rare first edition in Latin of Munster’s marvelous Ptolemaic map of Anatolia, with many ancient place names and geographical features depicted. Thrace and Constantinople appear in the upper left quadrant. Constantinople and Byzantium had …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/28/17

High Resolution Image By: Cornelius de Jode Date: 1593 (published) Antwerp Dimensions: 13.75 x 19.5 inches (35 x 49.5 cm) This is a fine, original color example of De Jode’s landmark map of North America. This map was the first folio size atlas map to feature the continent and is only preceded by the separately issued Forlani/Zaltieri map …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/27/17

High Resolution Image By: Chamouin after Giraldon Date: 1812 (Published) Paris Dimensions: 9 x 11.6 inches (22.9 cm x 29.5 cm) This fine antique map was drawn by Giraldon and engraved by Chamouin for the Atlas Complet du Precis de la Geographie Universelle Paris 1812. The map features central Europe and the various kingdoms, principalities and empires as …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/26/17

High Resolution Image By: Hawaiian Airlines Date: 1960 (circa) Dimensions: 11 x 16.5 inches (28 cm x 42 cm) This is a decorative pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands produced by Hawaiian Airlines in the 1960s as part of a promotional travel pamphlet. The map features long distance air routes labeled “to the Mainland,” “to the Orient,” and …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/25/17

High Resolution By: Hawaiian Pineapple Company Date: 1937 (dated) San Francisco Dimensions: 17.25 x 35.75 inches (34 cm x 90.8 cm) This is a quite pleasing, decorative map of the Hawaiian Islands, created by Parker Edwards for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in the 1930s. This fine lithograph is rich with color and detail that compliments the art deco …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/24/17

By: Bellingham Bay Abstract & Title Insurance Co. Date: 1903 (dated) Whatcom, Washington Dimensions: 31 x 21 inches (79 cm x 53.5 cm) This is a large folding map of Puget Sound in Washington State that was created to draw attention to the new city of Bellingham, which was formed by consolidating the towns of Fairhaven and Whatcom. …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/23/17

High Resolution Image By: Richardson Rome Date: 1948 (published) Denver, Colorado Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 centimeters) This wonderfully vivid antique map was printed by Richardson Rome within his own print shop in Estes Park. Renowned for his etchings of famous landmarks throughout the United States. However, he also created a small number of maps …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/22/17

High Resolution Image By: W.A. Jones Major Corps of Engineers Date: 1892 (Published) Washington D.C. Dimensions: 28.5 x 19.5 inches (72.5 cm x 49.5 cm) This is a medium sized folding map of Yellowstone National Park that drawn by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1892. The primary purpose of this map was to show the progress of …

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