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The Making of a Mysterious Renaissance Map
Yahoo News ^ | 10/24/13 | Tanya Lewis

Posted on 10/24/2013 9:04:08 AM PDT by Kartographer

"The Carta marina is Waldseemüller’s most original creation," Van Duzer said. "He began his cartographic career by redrawing Ptolemy, but ended it by creating something entirely new, a mosaic image of the world with each stone of his own careful choosing."

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: cartography
A subject of great interest ot me. ;-)

"Maps I'll find for you both old and rare. Maps will I seek for you of lands both dark and fair. Maps for you, would I pursue. Maps you could follow should you dare to choose to. Maps I will glean for you of lands some have never seen, and places you may visit if only in dream."

Kartographer

1 posted on 10/24/2013 9:04:08 AM PDT by Kartographer
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I like maps, but I am fascinated by Masonic writings, rites and symbols.


2 posted on 10/24/2013 9:06:50 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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3 posted on 10/24/2013 9:07:35 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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4 posted on 10/24/2013 9:11:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Kartographer

A rather noteworthy description of his life’s work is here.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15531a.htm


5 posted on 10/24/2013 9:29:00 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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Kartographer,

One of the very first websites I ever really saw cool stuff on was a cartography website. I originally found it as a gopher site, while doing some Veronica searches relating to correlations of fiber network maps and old maps of railroads. I remember it taking a long time to download some of the images of old maps they had.

Sadly, the link doesn't appear to work any more.

6 posted on 10/24/2013 2:22:57 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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