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Very interesting. I've seen the Psalter world map before (mappa mundi) from 1265. It deals less with accurate geography than it does with politics, ethnography, and the Bible. At the center of the map is Jerusalem.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Very interesting. I've seen the Psalter world map before (mappa mundi) from 1265. It deals less with accurate geography than it does with politics, ethnography, and the Bible. At the center of the map is Jerusalem.

Fray Mauro World Map (1450). Before America discovering, it shows Portuguese empire expansion to Africa and Asia.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Fray Mauro World Map (1450). Before America discovering, it shows Portuguese empire expansion to Africa and Asia.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art  by Maria Popova  What the feats of Marco Polo have to do with medieval political propaganda and the history of tea.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art by Maria Popova What the feats of Marco Polo have to do with medieval political propaganda and the history of tea.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings The Americas by Diego Gutiérrez, 1562  This is a powerful celebration of Spain's New World Empire, beginning in the late 15th century. In the upper left-hand corner is the arms of King Philip II (reigned 1554-1598). In the sea, Philip appears on a chariot, riding through a turbulent Atlantic. The map aimed to strengthen Spain's political image in Europe and its claim to the Americas.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings The Americas by Diego Gutiérrez, 1562 This is a powerful celebration of Spain's New World Empire, beginning in the late 15th century. In the upper left-hand corner is the arms of King Philip II (reigned 1554-1598). In the sea, Philip appears on a chariot, riding through a turbulent Atlantic. The map aimed to strengthen Spain's political image in Europe and its claim to the Americas.

Tea revives the world - part of the British Library's Magnificent Maps exhibition/book

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Tea revives the world - part of the British Library's Magnificent Maps exhibition/book

"Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art" - via /brainpicker/ on Twitter

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

"Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art" - via /brainpicker/ on Twitter

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Creative Cartography: 7 Magnificent Books on Maps

A highly pictorial Japanese world map by Keizo Shimada (1933) #map #maps #cartography #geography #worldmap #oldmap #oldmaps #globe #earth #planet #1933 #japan #japanese #art #perspective #illustration #pictorial #shimada #drawing #world

A highly pictorial Japanese world map by Keizo Shimada (1933) #map #maps #cartography #geography #worldmap #oldmap #oldmaps #globe #earth #planet #1933 #japan #japanese #art #perspective #illustration #pictorial #shimada #drawing #world

The Island by Stephen Walter 2008 - part of the British Library's Magnificent Maps exhibition/book

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

The Island by Stephen Walter 2008 - part of the British Library's Magnificent Maps exhibition/book

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