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Charting the Unknown: Collectable Maps and Cartography


Collectible maps are wonderful. Changed borders, different and unusually named geographic regions, and more. These elaborate and fascinating rare maps span the world and many are embellished with beautiful artwork. You will see sea monsters, whaling scenes, sailing ships, emblems and learn what a cartouche is.

This selection goes from Sri Lanka in 1513, when large sections of the globe remained unexplored, to war-torn China in 1944.

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