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Duke’s plan of New York

See how New York looked in 1664

Map Psalter

Medieval knowledge and belief in miniature

Desceliers’ world map

Sumptuous 16th-century map made for Henri II of France

Hajj certificate

For a pilgrimage to Mecca in the year 836 AH (1432-33 AD)

Orissan map

For the temple of Jagannath on the east coast of India

Chinese globe

Made by European Jesuits for the Chinese court in 1623

View of Benares

Holy city on the Ganges painted by Thomas Daniell (1789)

Matthew Paris’ map of Great Britain

Outstanding medieval depiction of Great Britain

Saxton’s map of Northumbria

From the greatest English Tudor mapmaker

Mercator Atlas of Europe

First atlas, compiled in the 1570s

Anglo-saxon Mappa Mundi

Containing the earliest realistic depiction of the British Isles

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