Tag Archives: Atlas

A Very Special Atlas

The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind was published in 1837 for children at the New England Institute for the Education of the Blind in Boston. The entire volume was printed without ink, the text … Continue reading

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We Are Here

In case it may have slipped your notice, I have a bit of a thing for New Zealand, or Aotearoa as the Māori  people call it. I recently stumbled upon We Are Here which is an atlas of Aotearoa – … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday George

Happy birthday, George Washington! To celebrate  the actual anniversary, check out this Atlas created in 1932 by the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission. It is a collection of 85 maps that are associated with Washington including many maps he … Continue reading

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Manifest Destiny Did Not Involve Sharing

Charte von Nordamerica nach den neuesten Bestimmungen und Entdeckungen (1804) was published by Christian Gottlieb Reichard (1758-1837).And as the legend shows, the hand coloring denoted what countries had stake in the lands of North America…  

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Really Big Books

Thanks to the British Library, bibliophiles and map geeks can now view the second largest atlas in the world online. The colossal book was a gift from Dutch merchant Johannes Klencke in 1660 to King Charles II of Great Britain. The massive … Continue reading

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An Atlas Can Light The Way

Rotterdam-based artists/designers Michael Bom and Antoinet Deurloo market their line of sustainable, recycled artwork under the BomDesignNL brand. Utilizing discarded books and atlases, the pair create beautiful, practical pieces that warm up any room. You can see more of their … Continue reading

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House of Books…Book of Maps

This simple, but engaging video is the first in the developing series of the Rare Book Feast, a series dedicated to the timeless nature of the printed book. I’ve sold a number of copies of this wonderful atlas over the years, … Continue reading

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