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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Italy in its rightful spot?

Often we get a new perspective on spatial relationships just by tilting them a bit. Here's a good example from the Era of Discovery. This map is for sale. the dealer's site is http://www.martayanlan.com/cgi-bin/display.cgi/Maps/18/2945?, and is worth browsing if you like maps.

The Striking, Inverted Europe Map

Europe. MUNSTER, S. [Basel, c. 1550]
Europa/ das in Dzitlheil der Erden. 10 ½ x 13 ¼ inches
Fine hand color; excellent condition with wide margins.

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