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World Map Drawn in a Fool’s Head, circa 1590

This image is one of the enigmas of cartographic history. The artist, date and place of publication are all unknown. The geography of the map strongly resembles that of the world maps of Ortelius published in the 1580s, giving a tentative date of c.1590.… Although Epichtonius Cosmopolites appears to be the author’s or artist’s name, it translates roughly as “Everyman,” leaving the mapmaker’s true identity hidden.

This very attractive engraving by William Hole has a design that is based on the work of William Rogers for the smaller sized 1600 printing of Camden's Britannia. Neptune and Ceres flank the central roundel with a map of the British Isles

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Find Joy in the Journey-Map Canvas

11x14 Find Joy in the Journey map canvas. Great for graduation gifts or adding a little adventurous spirit to your home! Map location may vary. Please message me to customize map background (i.e. a certain state or region).