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Map of Beijing, published in 1937. [1800 × 2645]

Map of Beijing, published in 1937. [1800 × 2645]

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PEKING OUT: Pictorial street map of the inner city of Beijing (then known as Peking or Peiping--click on image for an explanation), decorated with small illustrations of buildings, and silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals, including camel trains. Drawn by John Kirk Sewall, an American, labeled in English and Chinese, and published in China, apparently to help foreigners get around. We've dated it to c. 1938-45 based on the Nazi flags denoting the German and Austrian foreign…

PEKING OUT: Pictorial street map of the inner city of Beijing (then known as Peking or Peiping--click on image for an explanation), decorated with small illustrations of buildings, and silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals, including camel trains. Drawn by John Kirk Sewall, an American, labeled in English and Chinese, and published in China, apparently to help foreigners get around. We've dated it to c. 1938-45 based on the Nazi flags denoting the German and Austrian foreign…

Visit the post for more. Lübeck

Visit the post for more. Lübeck

This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.

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Mapa antigo

Mapa antigo

12th c. map of Jerusalem

12th c. map of Jerusalem

Map of Korea. 1784. Korean copy after a map dated 1628. Ink and color on paper…

Map of Korea. 1784. Korean copy after a map dated 1628. Ink and color on paper…

Beijing (Peking), city map, 1914

Beijing (Peking), city map, 1914

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