Olde Maps

On a weekend trip to Bath I happened across an antique map shop. I love maps, I never realized how much until I seen some of these beautiful maps on display. As a kid I loved looking at maps and atlases, in my school there used to be a large world map in each classroom and no two were ever the same. I loved the range of colours and differing line weights, and how the shapes and boundaries of countries changed through time. Each map had subtle differences and their own characteristics, no matter how long you spent looking at them you could never quite take it all in. I didn’t have a camera handy at the time but I’ve inevitably found a flickr pool dedicated to old maps.

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