1. Cartography time maps.

    A beautiful series of illustrations mapping the expansion of civilization as cartography breaking through the clouds of the ignorance.

    Published by Edward Quin in 1830 as the “An Historical Atlas; In a Series of Maps of the World as Known at Different Periods”. 

    • The first map in the series is B.C. 2348. The Deluge.
    • The third is B.C. 753. The Foundation Of Rome.
    • The eighth is A.D. 1. The Roman Empire In The Augustan Age.
    • And the sixteenth is A.D. 1498. The Discovery Of America.

    Via: the David Rumsey Map Collection

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    Beautiful. Check out the entire book here.
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