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Map of the world with east at the top; from Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon, England, last quarter of the 14th century

Map of the world with east at the top; from Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon, England, last quarter of the 14th century

oldest map in the world - Buscar con Google

oldest map in the world - Buscar con Google

The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the Cosmos - map of sicily - Six pigments were identified in the illustrations: cinnabar (red), orpiment (yellow), lazurite (blue), indigo, carbon-based black and basic lead carbonate (a ‘lead white'); four further pigments (a golden material, a green pigment, the purple pigment used to depict city walls, and the blue component of the dark green pigment mixture on certain folios) could not be identified.

The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the Cosmos - map of sicily - Six pigments were identified in the illustrations: cinnabar (red), orpiment (yellow), lazurite (blue), indigo, carbon-based black and basic lead carbonate (a ‘lead white'); four further pigments (a golden material, a green pigment, the purple pigment used to depict city walls, and the blue component of the dark green pigment mixture on certain folios) could not be identified.

This double-sided Japanese woodcut displays a world map on the front and illustrated examples of the peoples of the world on the verso.  It exemplifies the Bankoku-sozu (“complete maps of the peoples of the world”) style of cartography influenced by European techniques and geographic knowledge in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

This double-sided Japanese woodcut displays a world map on the front and illustrated examples of the peoples of the world on the verso. It exemplifies the Bankoku-sozu (“complete maps of the peoples of the world”) style of cartography influenced by European techniques and geographic knowledge in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Map of East Asia, 1375

Map of East Asia, 1375

The Cosmological Map or Sawley Map from Imago mundi.  Made in Durham, England, it shows an ovoid Earth, with its borders extending as far as Great Britain to the east and Constantinople to the west, with Jerusalem and Rome somewhere in the middle.12th century cartography.

The Cosmological Map or Sawley Map from Imago mundi. Made in Durham, England, it shows an ovoid Earth, with its borders extending as far as Great Britain to the east and Constantinople to the west, with Jerusalem and Rome somewhere in the middle.12th century cartography.

Evesham World Map marks the birth of Modern English patriotism c1400. Showing Garden of Eden at the top and Tower Babel below

Evesham World Map marks the birth of Modern English patriotism c1400. Showing Garden of Eden at the top and Tower Babel below

13th Century Map of the World ibeebz.com

13th Century Map of the World ibeebz.com

World Map 16th Century World maps of the Northern and Southern hemisphere published in 1593 by the Dutch cartographer and engraver Gerard de Jode.

World Map 16th Century World maps of the Northern and Southern hemisphere published in 1593 by the Dutch cartographer and engraver Gerard de Jode.

Mappae Mundi (Middle Ages)

Mappae Mundi (Middle Ages)

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