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A CHANGING WORLD: The great French cartographer Guillaume de L'Isle made the first version of this map in 1700. This 1745 version by Amsterdam map publisher Covens & Mortier adds a seascape at the bottom, combining realistic clipper ships on the horizon with a fanciful mermaid and a merman accompanied by sea monsters. It also includes geography that had been discovered in the interim, such as the fact that Japan was an island and not attached to the mainland of Asia.
Catalan Atlas (fragment) The Catalan Atlas is the most important Catalan map of the medieval period. It was produced by the Majorcan cartographic school and is attributed to Cresques Abraham (also known as “Abraham Cresques”), a Jewish book illuminator who was self-described as being a master of the maps of the world as well as compasses.
A Balloon View of London, 1851 bird’s eye [birdseye] view or panoramic map published by Edward Stanford / Bodleian Map Room, University of Oxford, UK