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01 May 2012

Antique maps

via Bobak Khomaan and Picasa Google Plus
Double Hemisphere Map by Petrus Planciusc, 1599
This is one of a series of 120 beautiful, historically significant antique maps of the world. I found the entire collection a few sleepless nights ago. Creation dates are from the 15th through 19th centuries.

*I just noticed the puzzling enclosure link below. It was supposed to be a link to the complete, publicly visible photo gallery of maps posted by a Picasa user over the past four years. I have no idea why  this URL was attached instead, and am eager to learn more about its intriguing subject matter!

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