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"Unveiling the World

Background imageCartographer Collection: Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). Flemish cartographer. Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio. Map of the Arctic with the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle, 1595

Background imageCartographer Collection: 1775 Captain James Cook explorer

1775 Captain James Cook explorer
James Cook, Captain of HMS Barc Endeavour (b. 7th November 1728 - d. 14th February 1779). Steel engraving by E. Scriven 1833 with later hand colouring, after the painting by N

Background imageCartographer Collection: Old map of California 1855

Old map of California 1855
System of Geography for the use of schools by Sidney E. Morse - Published by Harper & Brothers - New York 1855

Background imageCartographer Collection: Kingdom of Saxony, Eastern part

Kingdom of Saxony, Eastern part
Antique illustration of a Kingdom of Saxony, Eastern part

Background imageCartographer Collection: Portsmouth and Southampton

Portsmouth and Southampton
Antique map of a Portsmouth and Southampton

Background imageCartographer Collection: 1818, Pinkerton Map of the British Isles, England, Scotland, Ireland, John Pinkerton

1818, Pinkerton Map of the British Isles, England, Scotland, Ireland, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, UK

Background imageCartographer Collection: Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia

Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia
5615728 Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia) from the 1516 first edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)

Background imageCartographer Collection: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Or

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Or
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius and originally printed on May 20, 1570, in Antwerp. World Map

Background imageCartographer Collection: Vintage Map of the World

Vintage Map of the World
Vintage map of the world from 1837

Background imageCartographer Collection: Bosnia, dalmatia, istria, croatia, slavonia

Bosnia, dalmatia, istria, croatia, slavonia
Antique illustration of a Bosnia, dalmatia, istria, croatia, slavonia map

Background imageCartographer Collection: The new world revealed to Islam in 1513. The map of the Atlantic, work of Admiral

The new world revealed to Islam in 1513. The map of the Atlantic, work of Admiral Piri Reis, the celebrated Turkish cartographer

Background imageCartographer Collection: Leonard Euler, caricature C015 / 6711

Leonard Euler, caricature C015 / 6711
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). Caricature of the Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler. Euler made discoveries in a wide range of fields, including geometry, infinitesimal calculus

Background imageCartographer Collection: Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665). Dutch-German cartographer. Ha

Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665). Dutch-German cartographer. Harmonia Macrocosmica, 1660, a major star atlas, published by Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam

Background imageCartographer Collection: Old map of California 1856

Old map of California 1856
Colton and Fitchs Modern School Geography by George W. Fitch - New York 1856

Background imageCartographer Collection: A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)

A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)
985982 A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving) by Saxton, Christopher (c.1542-c.1610); 38x48.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCartographer Collection: RAOEgen

RAOEgen
Antique map of RAOEgen

Background imageCartographer Collection: Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535

Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535
5615729 Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) published in Basel showing the author conversing with the protagonist Raphael Hythloday about the ideal society he

Background imageCartographer Collection: Captain Richard Francis Burton

Captain Richard Francis Burton
2905711 Captain Richard Francis Burton by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Captain Richard Francis Burton)

Background imageCartographer Collection: Antique India Map

Antique India Map
India Map, - Antique style. Includes mountains and water bodies. High detail - vector illustration

Background imageCartographer Collection: 1818, Pinkerton Map of Chile, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer

1818, Pinkerton Map of Chile, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, UK

Background imageCartographer Collection: Antique Ukraine Map

Antique Ukraine Map
Ukraine Map, - Antique style. Includes mountains and water bodies. High detail - vector illustration

Background imageCartographer Collection: Venice, as a retired Turkish Admiral saw it in the early sixteenth ceuntry: a miniature

Venice, as a retired Turkish Admiral saw it in the early sixteenth ceuntry: a miniature from Piri Reiss geographical work on the Mediterranean; showing an arsenal with galleys building; the lagoon;

Background imageCartographer Collection: 1818, Pinkerton Map of Persia, Iran, Afghanistan, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish

1818, Pinkerton Map of Persia, Iran, Afghanistan, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, UK

Background imageCartographer Collection: Antique Finland Map

Antique Finland Map
Finland Map, - Antique style. Includes mountains and water bodies. High detail - vector illustration

Background imageCartographer Collection: Map of California shown as an island, c 1650. Creator: Johannes Vingboons

Map of California shown as an island, c 1650. Creator: Johannes Vingboons
Map of California shown as an island, c 1650. This map from around 1650 shows California as an island. A half-century would pass before Spanish explorers determined with certainty that California was

Background imageCartographer Collection: Carte re´duite des de´couvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique, (1747?)

Carte re´duite des de´couvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique, (1747?). This French map of Alaska, Siberia, and the North Pacific, published in 1747

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Ekaterinoslav Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821

General Map of Ekaterinoslav Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821
General Map of Ekaterinoslav Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1821

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Kharkiv Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821

General Map of Kharkiv Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821
General Map of Kharkiv Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1821. This 1821 map of Kharkiv Provinceis from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Tver Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821

General Map of Tver Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821
General Map of Tver Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1821. This 1821 map of Tver Provinceis from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Novgorod Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821

General Map of Novgorod Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821
General Map of Novgorod Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1821. This 1821 map of Novgorod Provinceis from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Bessarabia: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821

General Map of Bessarabia: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821
General Map of Bessarabia: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1821. This 1821 map of Bessarabia is from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Minsk Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821

General Map of Minsk Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1821
General Map of Minsk Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1821. This 1821 map of Minsk Province is from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Vitebsk Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820

General Map of Vitebsk Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820
General Map of Vitebsk Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1820. This 1820 map of Vitebsk Provinceis from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Saint Petersburg Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820

General Map of Saint Petersburg Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820
General Map of Saint Petersburg Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1820

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Livland Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820

General Map of Livland Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820
General Map of Livland Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1820. This 1820 map of Livland Provinceis from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Courland Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820

General Map of Courland Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820
General Map of Courland Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1820. This 1820 map of Courland Province is from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: General Map of Vilnius Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820

General Map of Vilnius Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the... 1820
General Map of Vilnius Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them, 1820. This 1820 map of Vilnius Provinceis from a larger work

Background imageCartographer Collection: Map of the City of London by John Ogilby 1676. Ogilby (also Ogelby

Map of the City of London by John Ogilby 1676. Ogilby (also Ogelby, Oglivie - 16001676) was a Scottish translator, impresario and cartographer

Background imageCartographer Collection: WW1 - Battle of Cateau 1914

WW1 - Battle of Cateau 1914
3789968 WW1 - Battle of Cateau 1914; (add.info.: Battle of Cateau. Map shows the retreat of the British at Cateau, with calvary led by General Allenby)

Background imageCartographer Collection: Map of the world, based on descriptions and co-ordinates given in Geographia

Map of the world, based on descriptions and co-ordinates given in Geographia
BAL42850 Map of the world, based on descriptions and co-ordinates given in Geographia, by Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus of Alexandria) (c.90-168 AD); O'Shea Gallery, London, UK

Background imageCartographer Collection: Map of Valois, 1926 (print)

Map of Valois, 1926 (print)
3786712 Map of Valois, 1926 (print) by Blaeu, Willem (1571-1638) and Joan (1596-1673); Private Collection; (add.info.: by Willem and Joan Blaeu)

Background imageCartographer Collection: Jedediah Smith (1799-1831) being attacked by a Grizzly bear, c. 1861 (colour litho)

Jedediah Smith (1799-1831) being attacked by a Grizzly bear, c. 1861 (colour litho)
PNP245844 Jedediah Smith (1799-1831) being attacked by a Grizzly bear, c.1861 (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jedediah Strong Smith (January 6)

Background imageCartographer Collection: Mercator, (1512-1594), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Mercator, (1512-1594), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Mercator, (1512-1594), 1830. Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) Belgian geographer, cosmographer and cartographer known for his 1569 world map of sailing courses with rhumb lines

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Paul Sandby, 1731 - 1809. English cartographer and landscape painter. Founding member of the Royal Academy. From a print by Burnet Reading from the painting by Peter Falconet

Background imageCartographer Collection: C B Wadstrom - Cartographer

C B Wadstrom - Cartographer

Background imageCartographer Collection: Roger Joseph Boscovich - Cartographer

Roger Joseph Boscovich - Cartographer

Background imageCartographer Collection: Nicolas De Fer - Cartographer

Nicolas De Fer - Cartographer

Background imageCartographer Collection: Carl Ludewig Von Oesfeld - Cartographer

Carl Ludewig Von Oesfeld - Cartographer



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"Unveiling the World: A Journey through the Eyes of Cartographers" Embark on a captivating voyage through time and space as we delve into the fascinating world of cartography. From the intrepid explorations of Captain James Cook in 1775 to Gerardus Mercator's groundbreaking map, Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, in 1595, these visionary individuals shaped our understanding of the globe. Traveling eastward, we encounter the Kingdom of Saxony's eastern part meticulously charted by skilled cartographers. The bustling ports of Portsmouth and Southampton come alive on Pinkerton Map's depiction of the British Isles in 1818, revealing their vital role in maritime history. Abraham Ortelius' magnum opus, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World), showcases an intricate tapestry that connects continents and cultures. Meanwhile, a glimpse at an old map from 1855 transports us to California's early days when its borders were still taking shape. A Vintage Map of the World invites us to explore distant lands like Bosnia, Dalmatia, Istria, Croatia, and Slavonia – regions steeped in rich history and cultural heritage. Leonard Euler's caricature adds a touch of whimsy to this journey as he playfully navigates his way across mathematical realms. As we turn back time once more with Sir Thomas More's Utopia woodcut from 1518 edition and Andreas Cellarius' masterful works capturing celestial wonders during Dutch-German Renaissance era; it becomes clear that cartography is not merely about maps but also about storytelling - weaving tales that transcend borders and eras. Join us as we celebrate these remarkable cartographers who dared to dream beyond horizons unknown – forever leaving their mark on our collective imagination. Let their artistry inspire you to see our world with fresh eyes while cherishing its ever-evolving beauty.