Thursday, November 8, 2012

Maps

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Mercator map, 1587

Here are some historical maps for your enjoyment. Feel free to use them, they are, to the best of my knowledge, in the public domain. I took the photos from Menschheit und Weltall, a book published in 1900. Click on the photo to get to Flickr where you can download the original files (around 3300x2700).

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map of the Nile sources, 1862

more maps here


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1856 map of Central and East Africa

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Africa, 1800 and 1899

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16th century map of South America

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Russia, around 1550

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Russia, 1549, by Sigizmund Gerberstein, an Austria ambassador to Russia

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1690, Mercator-map of the Arctic

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Gobi and Lop Nor desert, by Ferdinand von Richthofen

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