Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Charting the Unknown: Collectible Maps and Cartography

Authorized Map of the Second Byrd Expedition - Antarctica - 1934
Charting the Unknown: Collectible Maps and Cartography: Let's hear it for cartographers. Without map-makers, who knows how we'd find our way around. But they have an easier job of it today, with most of the globe explored, charted, recorded and explored again. Early map-makers struggled against many adversities - imagine traveling to far-off lands and trying to accurately record your voyage, on tiny scale, well enough for the next ship of travellers to follow your route?

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