Map-making and related sciences
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-21 16:43
In commemoration of the Henry Hudson's 400th discovery of the City of New Amsterdam, the Museum of the City of New York will present “Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: The Worlds of Henry Hudson,” an exhibition of 275 artifacts housed in a replica of the hull of Henry's triple-masted ship. The exhibit runs through September 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-11 11:13
A full-color atlas of the SCA Known World is now available to purchase from Gurgling Gargoyle Games. The atlas was created by cartographer and geologist Guy Comstock.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-03 18:58
Scholars are still puzzled by 16h century map created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller which depicts a vast ocean west of the Americas years before its discovery by Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 08:57
The geniuses behind Google Earth have taken on a new project: the mapping of ancient Rome. Now visitors to the website can take a virtual 3D tour of the ancient city including such buildings as the Forum and the Colosseum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-01 08:46
Fantasy meets reality online as the Pennsic road system can now be tracked on Google Maps!
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2008-10-09 17:07
The technology magazine "Wired" takes a rare look at the private library of Jay Walker, an entrepreneur whose eclectic historical interests have led him to create a library devoted to things that have "changed the way people think." The stunningly designed room contains books and artifacts from ancient to modern times, combining museum and library.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-08 12:17
A rare 15th century Ptolemy world view map stolen in 2007 from the National library of Spain has been discovered in a Sydney, Australia art gallery and returned to Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 18:14
Jeff Morton reports that the Pennsic War has been captured by the cartographers of Google Satellite Maps.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 18:36
A 19th century map may be the key to a Celtic mystery: the location of the legendary Land of the Dead. According to the map, it may be in the Ruabon and Halkyn Mountains in North Wales.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2007-12-30 14:19
A famous 13th century map of the world has been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-25 14:12
The Event Coordinators for Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008) are pleased to announce that a new "Event Site Maps" page has been added to the website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 18:24
Oriented east to west instead of north to south, the Tabula Peutingeriana, a seven-meter-long parchment scroll, records the network of roads of the late Roman Empire. From Spain to India, the map elongates the continents and reduces the Mediterranean Sea to a squiggle, but is the earliest known map of Roman roads.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-02 14:12
A huge (4 feet x 6 feet, or 122 x 183 cm) 16th century tapestry map has returned to Oxford's Bodleian Library where it will be placed on display. The map was one of four such maps and was long thought to be lost. The Bodleian now owns three with the fourth in the Warwickshire Museum.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2007-11-20 14:36
Earlier this year, a man named Cesar Gomez Rivero from Uruguay allegedly walked into the Biblioteca Nacional de España and swiped a series of maps from a 15th century edition of Geographia (one of four major treatises of Ptolemy, the Greek scholar who lived in Roman Egypt during the second century).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-07 17:38
The city of Leicester in England offers an interactive map that allows visitors to explore different aspects of the historical city by clicking on landmarks on the map. The map includes access to the Roman Centre, Medieval Centre, Castle and Newark Liberty and the Modern Centre.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-09-27 15:11
The Peutingerian Map, thought to be the oldest surviving road map in the world, is now available for study on the Internet through collaboration between the Austrian National Library and Christos Nüssli of Euratlas.com.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-01 11:49
Hailes Abbey, in England's Cotswolds, lies in ruins a victim of Henry VIII's dissolution program. Now the discovery of an Elizabethan map may shed new light on what the 12th century church looked like.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-27 15:00
Among his many talents, explorer and early Jamestown resident Captain John Smith could count mapmaking. A map created by Smith in 1608 of the Chesapeake Bay river system has been compared recently with modern maps and found to have a "stunning level of accuracy."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-03 14:33
Liu Xiao Mei Furen shares the discovery of online versions of several Chinese maps including one which shows the locations of places discussed in Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-30 13:28
SCA blogger Anachronista reports on the undertaking of a monumental task by Diarmuid Ceolmhor: mapping the Known World on Google Earth.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-04-25 08:08
"Envisioning Virginia 1587-1784: Early Maps of the New World" will be on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Norfolk, Virginia, through August 12.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-18 15:29
Keith Lilley, Chris Lloyd and Steve Trick of Queen's University Belfast have provided a digital resource for maps of villages and townships in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-16 20:19
Dr. Janelle Jenstad of the University of Victoria in British Columbia has created an interactive map of 16th century London complete with the "theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time."
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 11:52
Amerigo Vespucci departed Lisbon on May 13, 1501 on the voyage that would put his name on two continents.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-11 10:50
Finn, Webmaster for the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that a revised version of the Lochac Kingdom map is now available online. The map is interactive.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-09 20:55
Mapping the Realm: English Catrographic Constructions of Fourteenth-Century Britain is an interactive online version of England's Gough Map.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-03-27 20:48
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have announced that they have received a US$390,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bring ancient maps to the internet through UNC's Ancient World Mapping Center.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-27 16:11
Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 22:51
Maltacom's National Cultural Foundation has sponsored a Lm6,000 project to digitize maps from a collection owned by Albert Ganado.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-03 15:30
15th century Venetian sailor Michael of Rhodes is the subject of a website which chronicles his works on astrology, navigation and calendrical computations.