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This map is an artistic presentation of France, which is cartographically depicted as an oak tree. The country’s 83 departments are represented as individual oak leaves. Their numeration corresponds to each department’s location that is listed…

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Brazil et Pervvia is a map depicting South America and parts of Central America and the Caribbean Islands. It is a hand-painted map made by Dutch cartographer Cornelis de Jode in 1593, which was when the Netherlands was fighting for independence from…

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La Nvova Francia, a cartographic depiction of the eastern seaboard, was first published in Ramusio’s Navigationi et Viaggi in 1606. Originally carved on a wood-block, its borders extend from New York Bay (“Angouleme”) in the lower left corner…

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Religionis Catholicae Australi Americae Implantatae Descriptio Geographica was created around 1703 by Heinrich Scherer, a Jesuit priest and a professor of Hebrew, Mathematics and Ethics. It was likely created in Munich, Germany shortly after his…

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The map British America has a focus area of British North America in the mid 19th century, which is today Canada and covers the geographic area of North America, Greenland, and Iceland. J. Rapkin, a mapmaker who drew and engraved maps for John Tallis…

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This map, Accuritissima Brasiliae tabula, was created by Johannes Janssonius Jr. (1588-1664), known in the English language as Jan Jansson, in approximately the year 1636. This map shows a well labeled, however geographically inaccurate, depiction of…

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This map, titled Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France: et Des Decouvertes qui y on été faites translates to: “Map of Canada or of New France: and Some Discoveries That Were Made There”. It shows eastern Canada, from Newfoundland to just…

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This is a map of Ontario and Quebec created by John Cary depicting Canada 1811, as it was surveyed by the British authorities at that time. John Cary was an engraver that lived from approximately 1754 to 1835, and was the publisher of the New…

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This map details the Battle of Waterloo, which happened in 1815. The Battle of Waterloo was the final battle of the Napoleonic Era, which saw almost constant warfare for 15 years between most European countries. At Waterloo, Napoleon, the French…

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Titled “The discoveries of the expedition under the command of Captain Franklin R.N. near the mouth of the Mackenzie River: and on the sea coast east & west, A.D. 1825-26”, this map illustrates the discoveries made during the 1825-1826 expedition…

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This map of South America, “Delineato omnium orarum totius australis partis Americae, dictae Puruvia”, was originally created in 1596, engraved by Arnold Florent van Langren for Jan Huygrn van Linschoten, both Dutch cartographers. This map…

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This map, "Tabula Terre Nove," was produced by German cosmographer Martin Waldseemüller in the year 1522. It was one Waldseemüller's many contributions to the 16th century editions of Ptolemy's atlas "Geographia." It is among the first ever…

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This is a printed, hand-coloured map created by hydrographer and globemaker, Joseph Moxon 1627-1691. It was published sometime between 1671 and 1710, with its official place of publication unknown. Given that Moxon worked at various addresses in…

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The Typvs Vniversalis map was created by Sebastian Munster no earlier than 1540 and published in Switzerland. Munster was born in Germany in 1489, and is one of history’s most prominent renaissance cartographers. He created the Cosmographia, one of…

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“Moraviae, quae olim marcomannorum sedes” is a map of Moravia created by Abraham Ortelius in 1592. It is believed to have been originally published in Antwerp as part of Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas. Moravia,…

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The map Asia accuratissime descripta ex omnibus, quae hactenus extiterunt, imprimis viri ampliss was created by cartographers Peter Schenk and Nicolaas Witsen, in approximately 1700. Made in the Netherlands, this map depicts a detailed image of Asia.…

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“Le Canada faict par le Sr. de Champlain” is considered by many scholars to be one of the most fascinating maps of the New World published in the 17th century . It depicts eastern Canada (and parts of America) as a sum of its various colonies;…

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The Littora Brasiliae: Pascaert van Brasil is a sea chart printed by Dutch cartographers Reinier and Josua Ottens. The map was most likely first published in 1675 (the original cartographer did not date his work), and the Ottens then acquired the…

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Ramusio’s La terra de Hochelaga nella Nova Francia depicts the Iroquois village of Hochelaga supposedly discovered by Jaques Cartier on his second journey to what is now Quebec. It is the first cartographic source to use the name “Mont Real”…

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“Cumberland” by Robert Morden is a map of the Scottish county of Cumberland in Elizabethan England. It was published in 1665 in Cornhill, London, England, and sold by Abel Swalle and John Churchill. Today the geographical area that it covers…

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Terra Nova is a sea chart of the western Atlantic Ocean, published by Frederik de Wit in 1675 Amsterdam as part of his sea atlas, Orbis Maritimes ofte Zee Atlas. A cartographer during the Dutch Golden Age of exploration, de Wit was a prolific map…

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"Plan of the military & naval operations, under the command of the immortal Wolfe, & Vice Admiral Saunders, before Quebec" is an 1841 topographic map. The map highlights the military actions and units of British, French, and “Indian” forces at…
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