Mappemonde Cordiforme… and other unusual maps

November 21, 2010 Comments Off on Mappemonde Cordiforme… and other unusual maps

Mappemonde Cordiforme d’Oronce Fine ca. 1534, via BibliOdyssey

Dubbed “Fool’s cap Map of the World”, it remains unknown when, why and by whom it was created. Ca. 1580-1590, via Big Think | Strange Maps

Jerusalem as the center of the world, Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, Heinrich Bunting, 1545-1606, via Dark Roasted Blend

Historical Map/chart of Italy by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni, 1721, via BibliOdyssey

Spanish illustrator Fernando Sanchez’ version of an Atlas, via Big Think | Strange Maps

Queens & Brooklyn are NYC’s balls in this Subway Map, via

If you’re interested in what cartography and literature might have in common, this book by Peter Turchi is a pretty entertaining read (with beautiful illustrations). Got me thinking about:blank…

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