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"The Unveiling of the World: Tracing the Footsteps of Geographers Through Time" Embarking on a journey through history

Background imageGeographer Collection: STRABO WORLD MAP, c20 A. D. According to the writings of the Greek geographer Strabo

STRABO WORLD MAP, c20 A. D. According to the writings of the Greek geographer Strabo
STRABO WORLD MAP, c20 A.D. According to the writings of the Greek geographer Strabo: a 19th century reconstruction

Background imageGeographer Collection: Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi

Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165) for Roger II (1095-1154) King of Sicily from 1130. In this map, North is at the bottom

Background imageGeographer Collection: PTOLEMY, Claudius Ptolemaeus ( c. AD 100 - c

PTOLEMY, Claudius Ptolemaeus ( c. AD 100 - c
" PTOLEMY, Claudius Ptolemaeus ( c. AD 100 - c. AD 170). Egyptian astronomer, mathematician and geographer. Map of the Ancient World. From the work " Ptolomeus Geographicorum Libri"

Background imageGeographer Collection: The Trireme of Pytheas

The Trireme of Pytheas
Pytheas, a Greek geographer and explorer from the Greek colony Massalia (modern day Marseilles) commands a large trireme, travelling around a large part of modern day Britain. Date: 4th Century B.C

Background imageGeographer Collection: World Map c. 50AD

World Map c. 50AD
World Map as known to Pomponius Mela, Roman geographer

Background imageGeographer Collection: Eratosthenes

Eratosthenes

Background imageGeographer Collection: Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist

Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist
Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev (1893-1985), Soviet geologist, speaking in public at his 80th birthday celebration. Urvantsev is best known for his exploration of northern Siberia and the Arctic

Background imageGeographer Collection: Invention of the compass, Ancient China

Invention of the compass, Ancient China
Invention of the compass in Ancient China. These early compasses consisted of a magnetised needle floating in a bowl of water

Background imageGeographer Collection: World map by Claudius Ptolemy (90-168). Engraving, 16th cent

World map by Claudius Ptolemy (90-168). Engraving, 16th cent
Claudius Ptolemy (90-168) Greco-Egyptian geographer. World map. Engraving, 16th century

Background imageGeographer Collection: PTOLEMY (2nd CENTURY A. D. ). Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer

PTOLEMY (2nd CENTURY A. D. ). Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer: colored line engraving, French
PTOLEMY (2nd CENTURY A.D.). Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer: colored line engraving, French, 1584

Background imageGeographer Collection: Trigonometry Point

Trigonometry Point
A Trigonometry Point at Buvita in the Belgium Congo, topped off with a broom!

Background imageGeographer Collection: Captain Richard Francis Burton

Captain Richard Francis Burton
2905711 Captain Richard Francis Burton by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Captain Richard Francis Burton)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Soviet Arctic explorer Papanin, 1937

Soviet Arctic explorer Papanin, 1937
Soviet Arctic explorer Ivan Papanin (1894-1986) in 1937 while commanding the first Soviet drifting station " North Pole-1". Expedition members and equipment are in the background

Background imageGeographer Collection: Prof. Albrecht Penck, portrait bust, Hilde, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Prof. Albrecht Penck, portrait bust, Hilde, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Prof. Albrecht Penck, portrait bust, Hilde, 1911

Background imageGeographer Collection: A Little Carpet Maker (colour litho)

A Little Carpet Maker (colour litho)
8633199 A Little Carpet Maker (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Little Carpet Maker)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map of central and northern Europe, 1493 (coloured woodcut)

Map of central and northern Europe, 1493 (coloured woodcut)
7339468 Map of central and northern Europe, 1493 (coloured woodcut) by Munzer, Hieronymus (1437/47-1508); 41x58 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageGeographer Collection: A new map of Asia, 1673 (paper)

A new map of Asia, 1673 (paper)
7339466 A new map of Asia, 1673 (paper) by Ogilby, John (1600-1676); 45x60 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: John Ogilby; Francis Lamb); © National Maritime Museum

Background imageGeographer Collection: Bay of Bengal, c.1660 (engraving)

Bay of Bengal, c.1660 (engraving)
7339392 Bay of Bengal, c.1660 (engraving) by Unknown Artist, (17th century); 31x40 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Anonymous Single sheet. Engr)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Damascus in Syria, c.1910 (print)

Damascus in Syria, c.1910 (print)
7293104 Damascus in Syria, c.1910 (print); (add.info.: Geography. Syria. View of Damascus. Illustration, Germany, ca 1910.); Photo: © Archives Charmet

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map showing the distribution of the Aryan speaking peoples between about 1, 000 - 500 BC. (print)

Map showing the distribution of the Aryan speaking peoples between about 1, 000 - 500 BC. (print)
7420094 Map showing the distribution of the Aryan speaking peoples between about 1, 000 - 500 BC. (print); (add.info.: Map showing the distribution of the Aryan speaking peoples between about 1)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map of Europe, 1848 - 1871. (print)

Map of Europe, 1848 - 1871. (print)
7420064 Map of Europe, 1848 - 1871. (print); (add.info.: Map of Europe, 1848 - 1871. From the book Outline of History by H.G. Wells, published 1920.); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageGeographer Collection: Sketch map showing Boston and neighbourhood, 1775. (print)

Sketch map showing Boston and neighbourhood, 1775. (print)
7420060 Sketch map showing Boston and neighbourhood, 1775. (print); (add.info.: Sketch map showing Boston and neighbourhood, 1775. From the book Outline of History by H.G)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map of the World showing the chief voyages of exploration, to 1522. (print)

Map of the World showing the chief voyages of exploration, to 1522. (print)
7420054 Map of the World showing the chief voyages of exploration, to 1522. (print); (add.info.: Map of the World showing the chief voyages of exploration, to 1522)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map showing the Timurid Empire (print)

Map showing the Timurid Empire (print)
7420052 Map showing the Timurid Empire (print); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map of the Ottoman Empire before 1453. (print)

Map of the Ottoman Empire before 1453. (print)
7420051 Map of the Ottoman Empire before 1453. (print); (add.info.: Map of the Ottoman Empire before 1453. From the book Outline of History by H.G. Wells, published 1920.); Photo © Ken Welsh

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map of the Mongol States c. 1280 AD and Marco Polo's travels. (print)

Map of the Mongol States c. 1280 AD and Marco Polo's travels. (print)
7420050 Map of the Mongol States c. 1280 AD and Marco Polo's travels. (print); (add.info.: Map of the Mongol States c. 1280 AD and Marco Polo's travels)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map showing the beginnings of the Moslem Power, 7th century. (print)

Map showing the beginnings of the Moslem Power, 7th century. (print)
7420043 Map showing the beginnings of the Moslem Power, 7th century. (print); (add.info.: Map showing the beginnings of the Moslem Power, 7th century. From the book Outline of History by H.G)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Plate from Edward Barlow's journal of his life at sea in king's ships

Plate from Edward Barlow's journal of his life at sea in king's ships
7340651 Plate from Edward Barlow's journal of his life at sea in king's ships, East & West Indiamen & other merchantmen from 1659 to 1703. 1814 (print) by Heather, W

Background imageGeographer Collection: Middle course: map of the Rhone basin to be reproduced, c.1880-90 (print)

Middle course: map of the Rhone basin to be reproduced, c.1880-90 (print)
8713431 Middle course: map of the Rhone basin to be reproduced, c.1880-90 (print); 22 x 17 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Practical method of writing-reading by A)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map known as ' Leo belgicus ' (Lion belgique) of the 17 United Provinces of the Netherlands

Map known as " Leo belgicus " (Lion belgique) of the 17 United Provinces of the Netherlands, 1583-85 (map)
AIS5338612 Map known as " Leo belgicus " (Lion belgique) of the 17 United Provinces of the Netherlands, 1583-85 (map); Mercatormuseum, Sint-Niklaas

Background imageGeographer Collection: Enlisment during WW I, c.1914-1917 (poster)

Enlisment during WW I, c.1914-1917 (poster)
8698393 Enlisment during WW I, c.1914-1917 (poster); (add.info.: History. United Kingdom. First World War. "Come lad, Step across and help." Poster about the enlisment, United Kingdom)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Guayaquil, 1682 (coloured manuscript)

Guayaquil, 1682 (coloured manuscript)
7339327 Guayaquil, 1682 (coloured manuscript) by Ringrose, Basil (c.1653-83); 16x20 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator)

Background imageGeographer Collection: The province of Munster, Ireland, c.1595 (manuscript)

The province of Munster, Ireland, c.1595 (manuscript)
7339307 The province of Munster, Ireland, c.1595 (manuscript) by Unknown Artist, (16th century); 45x59 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: unknown Scale: [ca)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map of Nagasaki, Japan, c.1868 (coloured woodcut)

Map of Nagasaki, Japan, c.1868 (coloured woodcut)
7339464 Map of Nagasaki, Japan, c.1868 (coloured woodcut) by Japanese School, (19th century); 44x65 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageGeographer Collection: Inscription in North Pacific Ocean, c.1860 (papier mache, wood, metal, plaster, paper, varnish)

Inscription in North Pacific Ocean, c.1860 (papier mache, wood, metal, plaster, paper, varnish, hand-coloured)
7339254 Inscription in North Pacific Ocean, c.1860 (papier mache, wood, metal, plaster, paper, varnish, hand-coloured, copper plate engraved) by Newton

Background imageGeographer Collection: Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567

Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567
7339211 Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567, taken from the atlas Tavole Moderne di Geografia, 1567 (engraving) by Unknown Artist

Background imageGeographer Collection: Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567

Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567
7339210 Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567, taken from the atlas Tavole Moderne di Geografia, 1567 (engraving) by Unknown Artist

Background imageGeographer Collection: Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567

Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567
7339208 Section plate from Francesco Camocio's Cosmographia Universalis, 1567, taken from the atlas Tavole Moderne di Geografia, 1567 (engraving) by Unknown Artist

Background imageGeographer Collection: Greece, the Peiraeus or Port Drako surveyed by Commander Thomas Graves, H.M.S

Greece, the Peiraeus or Port Drako surveyed by Commander Thomas Graves, H.M.S. Beacon 1840, [Detail], 1843 (print)
7342579 Greece, the Peiraeus or Port Drako surveyed by Commander Thomas Graves, H.M.S. Beacon 1840, [Detail], 1843 (print) by Walker, J. & C

Background imageGeographer Collection: Greece, the Peiraeus or Port Drako surveyed by Commander Thomas Graves, H.M.S

Greece, the Peiraeus or Port Drako surveyed by Commander Thomas Graves, H.M.S. Beacon 1840, 1843 (print)
7342578 Greece, the Peiraeus or Port Drako surveyed by Commander Thomas Graves, H.M.S. Beacon 1840, 1843 (print) by Walker, J. & C

Background imageGeographer Collection: Claudii Ptholemaei Alexandrini liber geographiae cum tabulis et universali figura et cum additione

Claudii Ptholemaei Alexandrini liber geographiae cum tabulis et universali figura et cum additione locorum quae a
7342516 Claudii Ptholemaei Alexandrini liber geographiae cum tabulis et universali figura et cum additione locorum quae a recentioribus reperta sunt diligenti cura emendatus et impressus

Background imageGeographer Collection: Nova & Acurata Totius Asiae Tabula, auct G. Blaeu, c.1673 (coloured engraving)

Nova & Acurata Totius Asiae Tabula, auct G. Blaeu, c.1673 (coloured engraving)
7337544 Nova & Acurata Totius Asiae Tabula, auct G. Blaeu, c.1673 (coloured engraving) by Blaeu, Joan (1596-1673); 109.5x149.2x5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageGeographer Collection: Durenstein, 1839 (engraving)

Durenstein, 1839 (engraving)
7268746 Durenstein, 1839 (engraving); 20.0x28.5 cm; JMK Archiv, Bremen, Germany; (add.info.: Captions Durenstein and Aus d. Kunstanst. d. Bibliogr. Instit. in Hildbh)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Lake Como in Italy, 1833 (engraving)

Lake Como in Italy, 1833 (engraving)
7273657 Lake Como in Italy, 1833 (engraving); 19.9x28.8 cm; JMK Archiv, Bremen, Germany; (add.info.: Captions Como on Lake Como in Italy. and Aus d. Kunstanst. d. Bibliogr. Inst. to Hildbh)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Plans of Ports, Dalrymple, Alexander published in 1791. A plane chart of the Gulf of Persia

Plans of Ports, Dalrymple, Alexander published in 1791. A plane chart of the Gulf of Persia, by Lieut
7340868 Plans of Ports, Dalrymple, Alexander published in 1791. A plane chart of the Gulf of Persia, by Lieut. John Cant 1773, 1791 (print) by Dalrymple

Background imageGeographer Collection: A Large Chart of Part of the Coast of GUZARATT & INDIA from Diu Head to Bombay. (print)

A Large Chart of Part of the Coast of GUZARATT & INDIA from Diu Head to Bombay. (print)
7340646 A Large Chart of Part of the Coast of GUZARATT & INDIA from Diu Head to Bombay. (print) by Thornton, John (1641-1708); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Thornton)

Background imageGeographer Collection: Plymouth, 1672 (Ink, watercolour, paper, linen )

Plymouth, 1672 (Ink, watercolour, paper, linen )
7340487 Plymouth, 1672 (Ink, watercolour, paper, linen ) by Gomme, Bernard de (1620-85); 92x1015 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageGeographer Collection: Map of Jamaica, 19th century (print)

Map of Jamaica, 19th century (print)
7340446 Map of Jamaica, 19th century (print) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator)



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"The Unveiling of the World: Tracing the Footsteps of Geographers Through Time" Embarking on a journey through history, we encounter a copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi. This intricate masterpiece showcases the knowledge and expertise that flourished during this era. Delving further back, we find ourselves immersed in Strabo's world as we explore his c20 A. D. Writings, which provide us with invaluable insights into ancient civilizations and their geographical understanding. Ptolemy, another renowned figure in geography, captivates our attention with his contributions spanning from Claudius Ptolemaeus' work around AD 100 to his groundbreaking invention of the compass in Ancient China. These milestones revolutionized navigation and paved the way for future explorations. As we navigate through time, an enchanting world map from approximately 50 AD unfolds before our eyes. Its intricate details transport us to an era where cartography was still evolving but held immense significance nonetheless. Nikolay Urvantsev emerges as a Soviet geologist whose expeditions led to remarkable discoveries and expanded our comprehension of Earth's geological wonders. His tireless efforts continue to inspire modern-day explorers. The engravings depicting Claudius Ptolemy's world map from the 16th century remind us of his enduring influence on geography throughout centuries. His meticulous observations laid down foundations for accurate representations of our planet. Trigonometry points guide us towards mathematical precision within geography—a testament to how these two disciplines intertwine seamlessly to unlock new dimensions of knowledge. Captain Richard Francis Burton stands tall among adventurers who fearlessly ventured into uncharted territories, unraveling mysteries across continents while leaving behind an indelible mark on geographical exploration. Lastly, we encounter Soviet Arctic explorer Papanin who braved harsh conditions in 1937, pushing boundaries beyond what was deemed possible.