Dec 01 2016

The Chimney Map

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryThe Chimney Map

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The big news in the map world this week is a 17th-century map that was found in Aberdeen, Scotland, stuffed up a chimney to stop drafts. Discovered during renovations, the map was handed over to the National Library of Scotland, which found it to be in very bad shape: the 2.2×1.6-metre map, identified as work by the Dutch … Continue reading "The Chimney Map"