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jezelf
04-12-2010, 08:57 AM
Hi all

I saw this advertised last night on BBC4 (in the UK, sorry dunno if it's elsewhere) - a new Series looking into cartography.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/index.shtml


Next Monday, 20:30 (GMT) on BBC Four
Medieval Maps - Mapping the Medieval Mind
1/4. The story of the Hereford Mappa Mundi, the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world.




(Couldnt see if this info has been posted already, if so, sorry for the duplicate, feel free to delete this one)

Aenigma
04-12-2010, 01:16 PM
Oh! They've included Descelier's world map from 1550! I've always liked it. While its interpretation of Scandinavia is hilarious, many other areas are simply stunning, especially considering it's from 1550 o.O

Thanks, Jezelf for posting this find!

Rythal
04-12-2010, 09:37 PM
cool stuff! love the satirical map of europe

ravells
04-13-2010, 10:42 AM
Ohh can't wait to see this! Cheers!

Jaxilon
04-14-2010, 06:55 AM
Hey that's kewl, thanks for posting it.