Archive | April, 2013

Lecture series on maps:

17 Apr

April 19th, 2013: lecture by François Nawrocki, from the Bibliothèque nationale: Quels contours de provinces à la création du royaume de Belgique en 1830 ? – Le fonds cartographique de la BnF au service de notre Histoire, in Liège.


World map, c. 1861

17 Apr

World map, c. 1861

View of the world based on Gerard Mercator’s projection. Mercator (1512-1594) was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician who is widely known today for having created a world map in 1569 that used straight lines to depict sailing courses of constant bearing.

Our map is a high-quality reprint an original map by James Wyld, a successful map publisher in London during the mid 1800’s.

The pigments used are light-fast to prevent the colors from fading. Because each segment is laid on a durable cloth, the map folds into a slip case and can be sent as a gift unframed.

Please specify size when ordering.

15 x 21 inches, $25.00
36 x 26 inches, $ 75.00
23.5 x 33 inches, $225.00
48 x 33 inches, $475.00