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Christian VII from "Illustreret Norges historie. [With plates.]"

Christian VII from "Illustreret Norges historie. [With plates.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000196 from volume 06 of "Illustreret Norges historie. [With plates.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the Briti... More

Christian VII from "Illustreret Norges historie. [With plates.]"

Christian VII from "Illustreret Norges historie. [With plates.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000192 from volume 06 of "Illustreret Norges historie. [With plates.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the Briti... More

Prima Asie Tabula : continet pontum & Bithiniã et regionem q̃, pprie Asya dicitur ac lyciam & Gallaciam ac Pamphiliam & Cappadociam Armeniam minorem & Syliciam

Prima Asie Tabula : continet pontum & Bithiniã et regionem q̃, pprie ...

Asie maioris tabule decem quarum prima Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Quarta et Ultima Affrice tabula continet interiorem Libyã Ethyopiam q̄ sub Egypto ẽ & q̃ est interius cũ insulis ei adiacentibus
Affrice Tabule Quatuor : Prima Libie tabula continet ambas Mauritanias
Sexta Asie tabula continet Arabiam, Felice atq[ue] Carmania cu adiacentibus insulis
Secunda Asie tabula continet Sarmatia ipsius - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
[Scandinavia] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
The world - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

The world - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

The classical Greek and Roman world view is known to us through the writings of Claudius Ptolemy, a 2nd century A.D. astronomer, mathematician, and geographer who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. Although his origin... More

[Frantia] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

[Frantia] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

France Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tertia Affrice tabula continet Cyrenainaycam & Egyptum cum adiacentibus insulis
Quarta Europe tabula continet Germaniam - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Quarta Asiae taubla continet Cyprum & Syrium & Iudea & vtraq. Arabia petream & deserta ac Mesopotamia & Babilonia
Plurime Sunt regiones que quidem singule singulis rebus excellere videntur
Septima Europa tabula continet Sardininiam & Sicilia insulas
Octava Europe tabula continet Sarmatiam - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Quinta Asie tabula continet Assyriam, Susianam, Medos, Persidem, Hyrcaniam, Parthiam & Carmania desertam
Secunda Europe tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Decima Europe tabula continent Macedonia et Epirum et Achaiam & Peloponesum
Tertia Asie tabula continet Colchide, Iberia, Albania :& maiorem Armenia
Sexta Europa tabula continet Italiam - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Septima Asia tabula continet Margianam, Bactrianam, Sogdianos, Sacas & Scythiam intra Imaū mōtē
Duodecima et Ultima Asie tabula continet Taprobana insulam cum certeris insulis adiacentibus
Octava Asie tabula continet Scythiam que citra Imaū est & seras
Secunda Affrice tabula continet Affricam & insulae que circa ipsam sunt
[Palestina] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Prima Europe tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
[Hispania] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Tercia Europe tabula continet Gallia - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Undecima Asie tabula continet India ext. Gange & Sinas
Nona Europa tabula continet Iaziges Metanastas - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Quinta Europe tabula continet Rhetia - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Indie interioris civitates decima Asia tabula continet India int. Gangem

Indie interioris civitates decima Asia tabula continet India int. Gang...

Decima Asia tabula continet India int. Gangem Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Nona Asie tabula continet Ariam & Paropanisadas & Drangianam & Arachosia & Gedrosiam
Unsigned and untitled T-O world map

Unsigned and untitled T-O world map

Simple map-like diagrams, known as T-O world maps, reflect a medieval European world view. These simple drawings portray the Earth's land masses as a circle surrounded by water. The land is separated into three... More

Circular world map

Circular world map

The circular world map that appeared in the 1475 Latin edition of ''Rudimentum Novitorium'' and its subsequent French translations is considered the first printed map of the world. Drawn in the tradition of Med... More

Secunda etas mundi = Secunda etas mũdi

Secunda etas mundi = Secunda etas mũdi

Although published just as news of Christopher Columbus's discoveries was beginning to spread, this was the last noteworthy world map to be produced without any indication of the New World. This depiction of th... More

Europe - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Minots Ledge off Boston Harbor : showing the proposed site of a light house

Minots Ledge off Boston Harbor : showing the proposed site of a light ...

Beneath Our Feet: Mapping of the features beneath the ocean’s surface began in Europe in the late-16th century, with cartographers using simple symbols such as soundings (numbers that indicate depth in fathoms)... More

Nuova pianta degli scavi di Pompei - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Nuova pianta degli scavi di Pompei - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal ...

Located at the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii were discovered in the late 16th century; however, serious archaeological excavations did not begin at the site until... More

British Isles - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection nautical chart

British Isles - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection nautical c...

This modern navigational chart serves as a reminder that England is an island nation off the coast of Europe and that seafaring was an important activity in its history, especially since the late 16th century. ... More

North Atlantic Ocean, West Indies - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

North Atlantic Ocean, West Indies - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal C...

Using the latest advances in modern technology for gathering depth soundings and generating automated cartography, this chart was prepared primarily for navigational purposes, testifying to sailors' continual q... More

Uniuersalior cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus confecta obseruationibus

Uniuersalior cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus confecta obseruationib...

In 1507, the same year that Martin Waldseemüller issued three works announcing the existence of a new continent which he named America, Johann Ruysch published a totally different world map. This rendition, wh... More

Tertia Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Decima Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Decima Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

India Citra Gangem Fluvium Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Nona Asiae tabula, Pakistan - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
[World map] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

[World map] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

The winds, known collectively as Venti, have long been viewed as both bringers of good fortune and sources of chaos. In ancient Greece and Rome, the winds were seen as personas; gods who brought favorable or di... More

Nona Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Septima Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Prima Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Secunda Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Duodecima Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Secunda Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Decima et ultima Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Tertia Africae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Sexta Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Quinta Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
World map

World map

As the first map printed in two colors, this is a monument to map printing. The place names in capital letters were printed in red ink by means of type set into the woodblocks. The decorative windheads, zodiaca... More

Secunda Africae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Quarta Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Quinta Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
[The World] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

[The World] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Ptolemaic world map Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Quarta Africae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Undecima Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Undecima Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

India Extra Gangem Fluvium Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Septima Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Septima Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Scythia Intra Imaum Montem Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Quarta Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Sexta Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Octava Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Octava Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Scythia Extra Imaum Montem Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Prima Africae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Tertia Asiae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Octava Europae tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Martin Waldseemu Ller - Orbis typus uniuersalis iuxta hydrographorum traditionem

Martin Waldseemu Ller - Orbis typus uniuersalis iuxta hydrographorum t...

Waldseemüller may have had second thoughts about his 1507 proposal for naming the new continent "America." In 1513, he issued a fourth publication, a new edition of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia. In it he incl... More

Tipus orbis uniuersalis iuxta Ptolomei cosmographi traditionem et Americi Vespucii alior[um]que

Tipus orbis uniuersalis iuxta Ptolomei cosmographi traditionem et Amer...

Although in his later publications Waldseemüller apparently retracted his depiction of a separate continent named America, other publishers quickly accepted his initial concept and imitated the shapes and nome... More

Small circular world map

Small circular world map

Apian, a noted German mathematician, astronomer and geographer, compiled several geographical publications during the first half of the 16th century. His work displayed various iterations of the American contin... More

Tabu. moderna Hungariae, Poloniae, Russiae, Prussiae et Valachiae
Tabula VII Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula VII Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Scythia intra imaum Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula XI Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula XI Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

India extra Gangem Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula V Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Ta. here. Helve - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Ta. here. Helve - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula heremus Helvetia Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula XII Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula XII Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Asiae tabula duodecima Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Oceani occidetalis seu terre nove tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Oceani occidetalis seu terre nove tabula - Vintage map, Norman B. Leve...

Ocenunus occidentalis Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Ta. no. Italiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Ta. no. Italiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula nova Italiae Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula VIII Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula VIII Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Scythia extra imaum montem Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabu. provi. Rheni [verso] - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Tabula VI Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula VI Asiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Asiae tabula sexta Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tab. moderna Indiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tab. moderna Indiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

This map hails from a 1525 edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s "Geographia", a text originally written in the 2nd century. This atlas allows the viewer to spatially orient religious beliefs and mythologies; illustrat... More

Tabula IX Asiae, Pakistan - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula IX Asiae, Pakistan - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collectio...

Asiae tabula nona Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Ta. mo. Galliae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Ta. mo. Galliae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula moderna Galliae Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula moderna Italie - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula moderna Italie - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tab. mo. Italiae, Corsicae et Sardiniae Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabu. provi. Rheni - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Tab. nova Norbegiae et Gottiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tab. nova Norbegiae et Gottiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Coll...

Tabula nova Norbegiae et Gottiae Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula I Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula I Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Principum Europae Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Ta. moder. Bossinae, Serviae, Graeciae, et Sclavoniae

Ta. moder. Bossinae, Serviae, Graeciae, et Sclavoniae

Tabula moderna Bossinae, Serviae, Graeciae, et Sclavoniae Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula IIII Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula IIII Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Germania magna Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Orbis typus universalis iuxta hydrographorum traditionem exactissime depicta 1522 L.F
Tabula VII Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
II Tabula moderna Aphrice - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

II Tabula moderna Aphrice - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collectio...

Tabula II Aphricae Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula moder. Indiae Orientalis - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula moder. Indiae Orientalis - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Col...

Tabula moderna Indiae Orientalis Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula X Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula X Europae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Europae tabula decima Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Tabula moder. Gronlandiae et Russiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Tabula moder. Gronlandiae et Russiae - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventha...

Tabula moderna Gronlandiae et Russiae | Diefert situs orbis hydrographorum ab eo quem Ptolomeus posuit Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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