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Map to Ghost town by Esther Aarts

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Un moteur de recherche pour trouver de vieilles cartes historiques. (old maps search engine)

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Historical map of Italy  by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni  -1721.   While at first glance, the map seems to depict a circular territory a closer inspection reveals that the landforms and rivers aren't actually geographical features; they're temporal metaphors: territories of history and rivers of time.  the top of the chart represent the nations conquered by the Roman Empire; those at the bottom, the nations that emerged from it; and the great central lake as the Empire itself.

Historical map of Italy by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni -1721. While at first glance, the map seems to depict a circular territory a closer inspection reveals that the landforms and rivers aren't actually geographical features; they're temporal metaphors: territories of history and rivers of time. the top of the chart represent the nations conquered by the Roman Empire; those at the bottom, the nations that emerged from it; and the great central lake as the Empire itself.

Tinted drawing showing the comparative lengths of rivers and heights of mountains worldwide. The first text page in this volume has the legend for this sheet.    IN: 'General Atlas Of The World: Containing Upwards Of Seventy Maps...{as above}' by Adam & Charles Black, Sidney Hall and William Hughes, 1854; published in Edinburgh by A & C Black.

Tinted drawing showing the comparative lengths of rivers and heights of mountains worldwide. The first text page in this volume has the legend for this sheet. IN: 'General Atlas Of The World: Containing Upwards Of Seventy Maps...{as above}' by Adam & Charles Black, Sidney Hall and William Hughes, 1854; published in Edinburgh by A & C Black.

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