Hi Izzy, The first example that comes to mind is the Ebstorf mappa mundi. In case it's of interest, the artist Grayson Perry did an interesting pastiche/quotation work responding to the Ebstorf mappa called 'Map of Nowhere'.
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"Cartography in the European Enlightenment: How to build a reference work in three easy conversations" is a 3- part Discover Series hosted by the Clements Library (University of Michigan) in March. The conversations will explore Volume Four of The History of Cartography, recently released by the University of
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In 2020, the journal Nuevos Mundos/Mundos Nuevos (CERMA/EHESS, Paris) published a monographic section (Debate) on rivers and mountains in the Americas, with several entries that may be of particular interest to H-Maps subscribers. The Table of Contents of the section, coordinated by Louise Bénat-Tachot, Christophe Giudicelli and Mauricio Onetto Pavez, appears below.
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for Figura. Studies on the Classical Tradition (UNICAMP).
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The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is now accepting applications from teachers in grades 3-12 for Mapping a New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in 17th Century New England.
This NEH workshop is being offered virtually in July 2021 in partnership with Plimoth Patuxet Museums, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and educators.