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Hiberniae Britannicae

15 Mar

This‌‌ ‌Abraham‌ ‌Ortelius‌ ‌map,‌ ‌‌Hiberniae,‌ ‌Britannicae‌ ‌Insvlae‌ ‌Nova‌ ‌Descripto‌‌, is‌ ‌an‌ ‌early‌ ‌map‌ ‌of‌ ‌Ireland‌ ‌published‌ ‌in‌ ‌1598.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌first‌ ‌published‌ ‌in‌ ‌1573‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌compiled‌ ‌from‌ ‌Gerardus‌ ‌Mercator’s‌ ‌1564‌ ‌map‌ ‌depicting‌ ‌the‌ ‌British‌ ‌Isles,‌ ‌which‌ ‌greatly‌ ‌improved‌ ‌the‌ ‌accuracy‌ ‌and‌ outdoing‌ ‌his‌ ‌previous‌ ‌representations.‌ ‌The‌ ‌map‌ ‌was‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌Ortelius’s‌ ‌landmark‌ ‌1598‌ ‌atlas.‌ ‌Do‌ you‌ ‌know‌ […]

Ortelius Improved Or New Map Of Ireland

15 Mar

Ortelius Improved, or a New Map of Ireland: Wherin are Inserted the Principal Families of Irish and English Extraction, Who Possess’d that Kingdon on the Commencement of the Seventeenth Century is the 1795 historic work of Abraham Ortelius, who was a dominant 16th-century cartographer of Flemish descent. He is best known, perhaps, for his remarkable […]

Discovery Map Series: 026 Carte De La Louisiane, French United States c.1731

14 Mar

De L’Isle’s “Carte de la Louisiane” published in approximately 1731 would become the primary reference source for exploration of the Mississippi and Missouri river valleys and was used by other cartographers as late as 1797. Believed to be the oldest map consulted in the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. All sizes are approximate. […]

Map Of Ulster Province, Ireland

09 Mar
Ireland ulster

Did you know that the “-ster” suffix comes from the Irish word “Stair” meaning province. Ulster is one of the four traditional provinces of Ireland. This ancient Irish province comprises nine counties, three of which make up the Republic of Ireland (Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal), and the other are in Northern Ireland (Antrim, Down, Armagh, Derry, […]

Baptista Boazio’s Irlandiæ c. 1606

09 Mar
Baptista boazio

Some call it Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio and others say Irlandiæ accurata descriptio, but the map Baptista Boazio’s Irlandiæ c. 1606 = Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio is a magnificent work of art, science, and geographical knowledge combined. It was published in 1606 in Antwerp by Abraham Ortelius. This fine map of Ireland was produced by the reputed Italian cartographer Giovanni Baptista […]

Tuesday Travel Feature: Vero Beach, Orchid Island, And The Indian River, Florida

09 Mar

This island can be described as an environmentally sensitive area (ESA), needing special protection; on the Atlantic portion of the Island are the fragile coastal dunes, wildlife breeding grounds and waters suitable for recreation and the management of fish and wildlife. The island has extensive mangrove areas, aquatic preserves, marine grass beds and shellfish waters. […]

Discovery Map Series: Nova Totius Terrarum 1605

07 Mar

Willem Blaeu’s (Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula) This map is the first exciting rendition of MERCATOR’s projection map, the first style of map to put the Prime Meridian across the center of the map, thusly avoiding the awkwardness of a series of circles. Is is a fine example of the golden age […]

Tuesday Travel Feature: The Cultural Coast

02 Mar

As far back as the 1920s and even to this day, Florida’s Cultural Coast is still a flourishing hub of creative vision and cultural significance. Its dynamic art scene, architecture, diversity, and white sand beaches are the magnets that draw many to experience the very best of one of Florida’s gem. Created in 1921, Florida’s […]

Discovery Map Series: Okinawa, Japan

28 Feb

Okinawa, Japan From the 15th to the 19th century, Okinawa flourished as the Kingdom of Ryukyu, an autonomous state that operated outside the bounds of Japan’s central government. In 1879, the Kingdom of Ryukyu was integrated into Japanese society and the name of the islands was changed to Okinawa prefecture. Okinawa comprises of 160 islands […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

27 Feb

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… dee.miller@ If your email address starts with “dee.miller” please email me at: to claim your free map! The entire email address has been omitted for your privacy. The name on this page is changed weekly, and chosen with Thank you […]

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