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This historic and vintage World Map from 1630 is a remarkable piece of cartographic art that provides a glimpse into the understanding of the world during the 17th century. This map, adorned with intricate illustrations around its borders, invites viewers on a journey through time and geography. The detailed engravings that grace the periphery of the map depict various scenes and symbols that reflect the cultural, historical, and mythological aspects of different regions. From mythical creatures and sea monsters lurking in uncharted waters to exotic flora and fauna representing the diverse lands, these illustrations add a touch of artistic flair and storytelling to the map. 

The central portion of the map showcases the continents, countries, and major geographical features as known and depicted in 1630. It reflects the knowledge, exploration, and cartographic techniques of that era. The vintage aesthetics transport viewers back to a time when maps were meticulously crafted by skilled artisans.

This 1630 World Map with its illustrations around the border serves not only as a geographical reference but also as a window into the cultural and artistic perspectives of the time. It captures the spirit of exploration and curiosity that defined the era of world discovery and showcases the merging of science and art in the field of cartography.

Art by: Great River Arts

1630 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica World Map

  • This vintage-style sign is available in multiple different sizes in your choice of wood or metal.

    Wood signs come in four different sizes, are affixed with a picture-hanger on the back, and are recommended for indoors or outdoors under an eave. Extra Large wooden signs (48x65, 35x82, 48x82, and 47x47) ship disassembled.

    Metal signs come in three different sizes, are embellished with corner grommets for hanging, and are recommended for indoor or outdoor use.

    Materials: Locally-sourced plywood or galvanized steel.

    Disclaimer: Maps are intended for decoration only, may contain erroneous information, and may not be used for navigation. All geography changes over time. Lake depths not only change over the years, but season-to-season as well. And ocean depths, of course, change with the tides.

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