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Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Physical Des... more

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color]..Creator: Robert Yarna... more

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..... more

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Physical Desc... more

Mission Manufactor misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Manufactor misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Manufactor misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous, ''Miss Mission'' series in color]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: ... more

Mission Mfg. misc.

Mission Mfg. misc.

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous shots]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie ... more

Mission Mfg. misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Physical Descri... more

Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co., ''Miss Mission'' series in color]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Housto... more

"Captured Indian Raja Brought to Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni", Folio from a Majma al-Tavarikh (World Histories)

"Captured Indian Raja Brought to Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni", Folio from ...

Hafiz-i Abru (d. 1430) Made in present-day Afghanistan, Herat

[World map by Ptolemy]

[World map by Ptolemy]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Claudii Ptholemei Alexandrini philosophi Cosmographia. Rome : Arnoldus Buckinck, 10 Oct. (VI Idus Octobris) 1478. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks... more

The world

The world

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

Map of the world from BL Royal 15 E III, f. 67v

Map of the world from BL Royal 15 E III, f. 67v

Miniature of a map of the world divided on three parts, Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a full border and an illuminated initial 'A'(layde), at the beginning of book 15. Image taken from f. 67v of De proprietati... more

Map of the world from BL Royal 15 E III, f. 67v

Map of the world from BL Royal 15 E III, f. 67v

Detail of a miniature of a map of the world divided on three parts, Europe, Asia, and Africa, at the beginning of book 15. Image taken from f. 67v of De proprietatibus rerum in French (Livre des proprietez des ... more

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

Map of the world from BL Harley 3035, f. 175v

Map of the world from BL Harley 3035, f. 175v

Circular map of the world and text preceeded by heading and initial in red. Image taken from f. 175v of Etymologies (index Etymologiae) and 'De natura rerum' (ff. 47-63v), with letters between Isidore and Braul... more

The World, Cage of Fools

The World, Cage of Fools

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century

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

[World map]

[World map]

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

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

[The World]

[The World]

Ptolemaic world map Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Orbis typus uniuersalis iuxta hydrographorum traditionem

Orbis typus uniuersalis iuxta hydrographorum traditionem

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

[The World]

[The World]

Regions and Seasons: The winds, collectively known 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 br... more

World map

World map

Bordonne, a cartographer and engraver working in Venice, was best known for his isolario or book of islands. First published in 1528, his book included 111 wood cut maps of islands. The world map, a simple outl... more

Typus cosmographicus uniuersalis

Typus cosmographicus uniuersalis

Decorated with sea monsters, mermaids, exotic animals, and cannibals, this wood cut map provides a marked contrast to the simplistic diagrams considered the earliest printed world maps. While the latter present... more

Noua, et integra vniuersi orbis descriptio

Noua, et integra vniuersi orbis descriptio

Fine, an eminent French cartographer, created this unique double cordiform or heart-shaped projection, emphasizing the northern and southern hemispheres. The European, Asian and African continents were prominen... more

God Seated on the World

God Seated on the World

Antonio Fantuzzi (Italian, active France, 1537–45)

God Seated on the World

God Seated on the World

Antonio Fantuzzi (Italian, active France, 1537–45)

God Seated on the World

God Seated on the World

Antonio Fantuzzi (Italian, active France, 1537–45)

Map of the world from BL Royal 20 E IX, ff. 29v-30

Map of the world from BL Royal 20 E IX, ff. 29v-30

Map of the world in two hemispheres. Image taken from ff. 29v-30 of Boke of Idrography (The 'Rotz Atlas'). Written in English.

The World Disposing of Justice, from The Unrestrained World, plate 1

The World Disposing of Justice, from The Unrestrained World, plate 1

Dirk Volckertsz Coornhert (Netherlandish, Amsterdam 1519/22–1590 Gouda)

Quam hic vides orbis imagine[m] lector ca[n]dide ea[m] ut posteriore[m] ita & eme[n]datiorem ijs que hactenus circu[m]ferebantur esse America sarmatiaq[ue] ac India testantur .. lemei expectato vale

Quam hic vides orbis imagine[m] lector ca[n]dide ea[m] ut posteriore[m...

The Italian engraver and publisher, Antonio Salamanca, produced this finely engraved world map utilizing the double cordiform projection (heart shaped). Salamanca’s engraving was based on a 1538 map published b... more

Il Mondo alla Riversa (The World Turned Upside Down)

Il Mondo alla Riversa (The World Turned Upside Down)

Nicolò Nelli (Italian, active Venice, ca. 1552–79)

Triumph of the World, from The Cycle of the Vicissitudes of Human Affairs, plate 1

Triumph of the World, from The Cycle of the Vicissitudes of Human Affa...

Cornelis Cort (Netherlandish, Hoorn ca. 1533–1578 Rome)

The Misanthrope Robbed by the World, from Twelve Flemish Proverbs

The Misanthrope Robbed by the World, from Twelve Flemish Proverbs

After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels)

Typus orbis terrarum

Typus orbis terrarum

Ortelius' book of maps, first published in 1570, is considered the first modern world atlas. It was the first time that a set of maps, contemporary to the date of publication, was designed, drawn, and engraved ... more

Uniuersi orbis seu terreni globi in plano effigies

Uniuersi orbis seu terreni globi in plano effigies

Created during Shakespeare's lifetime, this map illustrates the late 16th-century concept of the world. Europe and the Mediterranean regions were well understood and confidently mapped, along with Africa and As... more

Die gantze Welt in ein Kleberblat, welches in der Stadt Hannover, meines lieben Vaterlandes Wapen

Die gantze Welt in ein Kleberblat, welches in der Stadt Hannover, mein...

Depicting the world as a cloverleaf, this cartographic curiosity reflects the traditional Medieval world view of three continents. Since it was published in the late-16th century long after the New World discov... more

The First Day (Dies I), from the series The Creation of the World

The First Day (Dies I), from the series The Creation of the World

Jan Muller (Netherlandish, Amsterdam 1571–1628 Amsterdam)