More old and strange maps

Recently I spoke of the Rumsey map collection, you could see on Google Maps. Now Leszek Pawlowicz says a new site dedicated to storage and sales historical maps, founded by Kevin James Brown in 1999.

This is Geographicus, which sells services of maps in printed formats, framed etc. They have a membership system and pay 10% Commission for achieved sales from a referral site. It should take a look because they have a few examples of rare maps on the web.

I leave here an example of how we were seen by the Japanese 130 years ago. It’s a map of the Western hemisphere in 1879.

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See this from 1730; it’s amazing how these guys used ArcView.

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They also have a blog to keep abreast of news or trivia on the maps. Here’s the main list of principal categories:

Maps by area:

World Maps
United States
Americas
Europe
Africa
Asia
Middle East – Holy Land
Australia & Polynesia
Arctic & Antarctic
Miscellaneous

Maps by type:

Wall Maps
Pocket & Case Maps
Nautical Maps
City Plans
Celestial & Lunar Maps
Japanese Maps
Atlases

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