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Maps Of The Day

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan

The New York Public Library has digitally released more than 20,000 historic maps for free use: Containing maps from the 16th through to the early 20th century, the collection focuses mainly on the United States, particularly New Yo...

New clues to fate of lost Roanoke colony?

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

Last year, an intriguing new clue to the fate of the lost colony of Roanoke was found hidden under a patch on a 16th century map of Chesapeake Bay. The map in question was drawn by artist, cartographer and governor John White who fo...

Newly rediscovered sketch by Renaissance master offered at Bonhams Old Master sale

Arts : Artdaily

An exquisite study of three female nudes by the 16th century Italian Renaissance master, Parmigianino, newly discovered among an album of drawings assembled in the 19th century, is to be offered at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale ...

Finally, a World Map That Doesn't Lie

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Discover Magazine: Environment

Our maps have been lying to us for centuries. The standard classroom maps we all learned geography from are based on the Mercator projection, a 16th century rendering that preserved lines used for navigation while hideously distorti...

16th c. local nautical map from colonial Mexico is satellite accurate

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

When the Spanish first colonized the Americas in the 16th century, they were starting from scratch, cartographically speaking. The maps of the New World were largely line drawings of the east coast done by explorers and navigators. ...

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