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Cartographies of Time-(Historical map of Italy) by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni, 1721. A visual analogy between geographic space and historical time. chronological charts in cartographic form.   The streams at the top of the chart represent the nations conquered by the Roman Empire; those at the bottom, the nations that emerged from it; and the great central lake as the Empire itself. Martignoni's influential work is one of the first systematic visualisations of the 'stream-of-time' metaphor.

Cartographies of Time-(Historical map of Italy) by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni, A visual analogy between geographic space and historical time. chronological charts in cartographic form. The streams at the top of the chart represent the nations conqu

Wright - Carte céleste de l'Univers (1742).:

Thomas Wright's Celestial Map of the Universe, Universe Stars Antique map of the Solar System Measuring the Universe by Royal Observat.

Joseph Colton's 1842 Chart of Universal History. This is one of the earliest examples we have seen of the complete Strauss model published in the United States (though earlier partial versions or derivations of the form appeared in the U.S.) The explanation at the bottom of the chart states "Each Nation is represented by a stream which is broken in upon or flows on undisturbed as it is influenced by the accession of Territory or the remaining at Peace."

Joseph Colton, Chart of Universal History, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Mississippi River as mapped by cartographer Harold Fisk in 1944

Mapping_Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River

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Horoscopium Geographicum from 'Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae' by Father Athanasius Kircher,

Piri Reis Map

In a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. His passion was cartography.

Fra Mauro World Map, 1450

An 1804 copy of the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about and more magnificent maps as power, propaganda, and art from The British Library.

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