Columbus, Cortés and Magellan are names we know, but behind these great explorers are the unsung cartographers who brought their discoveries to light: Hondius, Forlani, Ortelius and many others. Celebrate the art of cartography with these vintage reproductions, which depict the evolving nature of world geography hundreds of years ago and tracked the rise and fall of great empires and the discovery of brave new worlds. A welcome antidote to a hyper-digital world.
Is it just me or does anyone else find maps absolutely captivating? Especially antique cartography. There's real artistry mixed with some geographical misinformation. It's a charming combination, and one that's especially good for stimulating creativity.