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How cool is this! It’s a ‘carte a figures’, meaning that the map was embellished with drawings of people, and was a typically Dutch decoration of the time (Speed’s maps were produced by Dutch cartographers). Three kinds of early seventeenth-century Irish people are dressed here – Gentle, Civill (non-military middle class), and Wilde. #irish #ireland #textile #history

White Slaves in the Sugar Plantations of Barbados. None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot.

Three kinds of early seventeenth-century Irish people are dressed here – Gentle, Civill (non-military middle class), and Wilde. The Wilde woman was described in Speed’s own words in his Theatre comments: "[they wear] shagge rugge mantles purfled [lined and bordered] with a deep Fringe of diuers colours…" #irish #ireland #textile #history #maps

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Amazon River Vintage Map 1920s Antique Long Map Discovery of the Amazon River

Map

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1930s Antique State Map of Michigan and Massachusetts

Vintage Michigan map. (Great lakes, good times.)

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Florida map - Vintage map of Florida - Large print - 17.5 x 35 "

Map

Mt. Kilimanjaro >>> Old map from a time when Tanganyika (where the mountain is located -now Tanzania) was German, no doubt.

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Antique Map of Chile 1905

old map