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For the love of cartography?!

 
 
Reply Tue 29 May, 2018 06:05 pm


Drop in some vintage maps (even fictional ones) here if you like.
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2018 08:12 am
@tsarstepan,
A New Law For Scotland: Nobody Puts Shetland In A Box
https://i.imgur.com/oJOuNUi.jpg
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2018 12:12 pm
http://www.old-maps.com/ma/ma_bostonmaps/Boston_1777_Page_11x17web.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2018 04:41 pm
From 1507, the map by Amerigo Vespucci showing his fantasy of the "new world," soon to be named America in a corruption of his given name:

https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/6ff2a479d93030920bd8d7c6b7362677?width=1024
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2018 09:40 pm
https://image.ibb.co/i6GQDp/map_Old_map_El_Paso_1886.jpg
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 9 Oct, 2018 04:59 am
@InfraBlue,
What is this place? Image search says it's El Paso. Is that right?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Oct, 2018 06:22 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

What is this place? Image search says it's El Paso. Is that right?

It does say El Paso on the bottom of the map (albeit using a really unnecessarily convoluted and ugly, garish and mostly unreadable font).
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 9 Oct, 2018 03:14 pm
@jespah,
Yes, it's a map of El Paso, Texas.

It's a high resolution image, so you can zoom in for more detail.

The view is from Mexico, south of the Rio Grande.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Oct, 2018 07:17 pm
@InfraBlue,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 19 Dec, 2018 01:14 pm
@tsarstepan,
https://i.imgur.com/QFIpug5.png
Source
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2019 05:35 pm
@tsarstepan,
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2019 09:09 pm
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rPF1np5pX8w/maxresdefault.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2019 09:37 pm
After a long civil war in England in the 12th century, known as The Anarchy, Maud the Empress--Matilda of Normandy, daughter of the first King Henry--secured the agreement of Stephen of Blois, the king of England, that her son Henry would succeed him on the throne upon his death. The year before, Maud had married him off to Eleanor of Aquitaine. What we call the Hundred Years War was really just the final phase of a war that lasted for 300 years, from the marriage of Henry Plantagenet to Eleanor in 1152 until the final defeat of the English in 1453. As you should be able to tell from the map below, between them, Henry and Eleanor claimed more than half of what was then France.

https://i.redd.it/bu14ccbqmqe01.jpg
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2019 02:55 pm
@InfraBlue,
I have seen many maps of this age in this style. I believe it was the way things were done at the time. I will see if I can find similar examples that I have seen.

http://www.historicmapworks.com
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