What do you know about Turgot’s Map from 1739? From how high up was the perspective drawn? Did Michel-Etienne Turgot use a balloon or floating device to draw this perspective?
Plan of Paris, known as Turgot’s Map – 1739 Michel-Étienne Turgot (1690-1751), at the head of the Parisian municipality as provost of merchants, decided to commission a new plan of […]
Frisland? Frislanda, Friesland. Meaning Free Land. Major city looks like Cabaru and baras? Mid 1600s. I find it hard accepting that these detailed, unanimous, cartography depictions of islands with major […]
This book is mental. Portolan atlas 1540 is as beautiful as they come. Strange beings, means of travel from the farthest stretches of your of your imagination, giants, dragons, kings, […]
The Tartarian empire was massive. With an emperor with a reputation to match. “Tamerlane emperor of Tartaric called the wrath of God and terrour of the world”. It also mentions […]
Magellanica. I kept seeing it everywhere but disappears late 1600s. This area was named after the explorer, Magellan, it was he that first recorded the discovery of a small strait […]
It may be surprising to learn that Hindenburg is actually a class of airship and not just one zeppelin. There were two built and fully operated. By the end of […]
As we look into our past in more detail, we discover many maps showing areas displaying the name Tartaria. Which is interesting as this is not a culture that appears […]