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RESERVED FOR LISA Antique World Pulldown Maps (Rand McNally, 1903)

Old school maps the teacher pulled down in front of the blackboard

Plan van Batavia en de omliggende landen, 1800-1850 / Map of Batavia and surrounding countryside, 1800-1850 by Nationaal Archief, via Flickr

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How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s?

Illuminated Manuscript Map of Cairo, from Book on Navigation. Originally composed in 932 AH / 1525 CE and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I ("The Magnificent"), this great work by Piri Reis (d. 962 AH / 1555 CE) on navigation was later revised and expanded. The present manuscript, made mostly in the late 11th AH / 17th CE cent.