Cartographic Curiosities: 1661 North America Map

Cartographic Curiosities: 1661 North America Map

Historic maps of North America often display a range of fascinating curiosities captured in different combinations. In this video we take a brief look at a 1630/61 map of the Americas which displays sea monsters, tall ships, erroneous geographical features, and a mostly unknown interior. Perhaps most interesting to modern...

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Amsterdam: 1720s City Plan -- Researching & Dating

Amsterdam: 1720s City Plan -- Researching & Dating

One of the most beautiful cities of Europe is Amsterdam. The original canal system of the old inner city still exists nearly unaltered as created hundreds of years ago. The city is commonly referred to as an open-air museum, which it most definitely is. Over the years we've examined, acquired,...

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Discussing the first printed map of Maine (1795)

Discussing the first printed map of Maine (1795)

We recently acquired a nice group of 18th century United States maps. Among these was the first printed map of Maine, then a District, some 25 years prior to achieving statehood in 1820. Most early maps of American interest have been documented and catalogued in different reference books. These include...

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