Jain cosmological mandala: plan of Adhaidvipa; Gujarat, 19th century.
Jain cosmological mandala: plan of Adhaidvipa, or the two and a half continents where mortals dwell. In Jain cosmography the universe is divided into three kingdoms: the upper, occupied by the celestials; the middle, by the mo...
Inch to mile map of Amaravati and the surrounding countryside in 1816.
Inscribed: Map of Amrawutty in Guntoor & of Purtyall & the Diamond Mines with the villages Adjacent reduced from the Original Survey in 1816. The Limits of the Diamond Mines of Purtyall is denoted by a ye...
Inscribed: Plan descriptive of the present state of the Mound of Depaldenna at Amrawutty, showing what has been cleared out and what still remains to be removed, laid down from actual measurements, June 1817. The yellow colour denot...
12 Maps That Changed the World
By Uri Friedman
Is there such a thing as a perfect map?
In June 2012, Brian McClendon, an executive at Google, announced that Google Maps and Google Earth were part of a far loftier pursuit than edging out Apple and Facebook in the map services ...
In 1973, the left-wing German historian Arno Peters unveiled an alternative to Mercator's allegedly Eurocentric projection: a world map depicting countries and continents according to their actual surface area—hence the smaller-than-expected northern continents, and Africa and South Americ...
Many Ways to See the World
A Thirty-Minute Tour of World Map Images
By Bob Abramms
Based on the popular and provocative book, Seeing Through Maps, this new DVD provides a fascinating 30-minute exploration into the minds of twelve mapmakers and how their unique backgrounds, philosophi...
Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemaeum
Map Maker: Gerard Mercator
Duisburg / 1578
Gorgeous example of Mercator's map of the World, based upon the writings of Claudius Ptolemy, from a later edition of Gerard Mercator's Tabulae geographicae CI. Ptolemaei ad mentem autoris rest...
Map of Malabar, Canara and Deccan from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672