Posts tagged cartography

"What about some mysterious landscapes as art?" Submitted by CC.

From The World Displayed; or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels, Selected From the Writers of All Nations (1760). Original from Oxford University. Digitized November 9, 2007.

Diagrams left folded.

Throughout Epitome of the Art of Navigation: or, A Short, Easy, and Methodical Way to Become a Compleat Navigator by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1765). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 3, 2008.

Map left folded.

From p. 297 of Iohn Huighen Van Linschoten, His Discours of Voyages Into Ye Easte [and] West Indies: Deuided Into Foure Bookes by Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1598). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized February 10, 2009.

Neon ephemera.

Between p. 3 and 4 of A New Compendium of the Whole Art of Practical Navigation; Containing the Elements of Plain Trigonometry, and It’s Application to Plain, Mercator’s and Middle-latitude Sailing by William Jones (1702). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 27, 2009.

Digitally severed maps.

Throughout A Popular Atlas of Comparative Geography: Comprehending a Chronological Series of Maps of Europe and Other Lands, at Successive Periods, From the Fifth to the Later Half of the Nineteenth Century by William Hughes (1870). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 2, 2009.