2018 Antique Map Wall Calendar
Imagine a time before GPS and smartphones, Michelin and Rand McNally, when the world was a great unknown. What lay beyond the castle walls? Beyond the horizon? Kings, mariners, and merchants needed to know. Enter the cartographers, who turned reports from returning explorers into useful maps for those who would follow. In the great Age of Discovery, the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, these artisans helped enable Europeans to span the globe and connect civilizations. This calendar presents a dozen works by cartographers who literally put the world on the map. All are taken from the vast collection of the British Library, which holds 4.5 million atlases, maps, globes, and books on cartography.
Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork
Size: 12 x 13 in.
Opens to 12 x 26 in.
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