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  • A mapp of Kinsale

    Map Created date: c. 1680

    In 1601 a Spanish force landed off Kinsale near Cork in Southern Ireland. Although the invaders were speedily repelled,...

  • Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi

    Map Created date: between 1025 and 1050

    This map was probably created at Canterbury between 1025 and 1050, but is probably ultimately based on a model dating fr...

  • ‘Cheonhado’ world map

    Map Created date: c. 1800

    This world map is from an atlas produced in Korea in around 1800. It is one of a group of maps known as ‘Cheonhado’, mea...

  • Chinese terrestrial globe

    Map Created date: 1623

    This beautiful Chinese globe dates from the early 17th century. Made by Dias and Longobardi, under their Chinese names,...

  • Dutch Baroque gardens

    Book, View, Engraving, Hand colouring

    These views of Dutch country houses and gardens form three volumes of an atlas devoted to the Netherlands. It was put to...

  • Great Fire of London map

    Map

    Much of the City of London was destroyed by fire between 3 and 6 September 1666, a major blow for the Czech artist Wence...

  • Jiangxi province map

    Map Created date: c. 1700

    This map, hand painted onto silk, shows the province of Jiangxi in eastern China. Gold is used to to heighten the defin...

  • Klencke Atlas

    Map Created date: c.1660

    The Klencke Atlas is one of the world's biggest: it measures  176 x 231 cm when open. It takes its name from Joannes Kle...

  • 'Liber secretorum fidelium crucis' by Marino Sanud...

    Map Created date: c. 1321

    This set of maps by the Genoese mapmaker Pietro Vesconte forms a supplement to a work by the Venetian author Marino Sanu...

  • Map Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1262–1300

    The Map Psalter takes its name from its full-page illustration of a map of the world (on f. 9r), whose design shares clo...

  • Matthew Paris's map of Britain

    Map, Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...

  • Mercator's atlas of Europe

    Map

    Gerardus Mercator was perhaps the best-known mapmaker of all time. Rather than undertaking expeditions and mapping on th...

  • Postcard map featuring Adolf Hitler

    Postcard

    On the morning of 12 March 1938, amid much celebration, German troops crossed the border into Austria. The next day Hitl...

  • Saxton's England and Wales proof maps

    Map Created date: 1573 - 1579

    Elizabeth l's right-hand man, William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1521 - 1598), was well aware of the value of maps for nation...