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  • Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi

    Map

    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

    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...

  • Chester, by William Smith 1585

    Manuscript, Drawing

    Both this bird’s eye view and aerial plan of Chester date from 1585 and are the work of William Smith (c.1550 – 1618). S...

  • Chinese terrestrial globe

    Map

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • The Duke's Plan of New York

    Map

    New York began life in the 1620s as the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam before being captured by the English in August 166...