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The Oxford Atlas of the World, 25th edition, has a new feature on Tourism and Travel and new maps on armed conflicts around the world, as well as a new map on Antarctica using the latest data from the British Antarctic Survey.
Tom Harper’s Atlas: A World of Maps from the British Library is a ‘definitive showcase’ of the national map collection of the British Library, one of the world’s largest with over four million maps dating from 15 B.C. to the present.
This virtual exhibit shows different theories and maps that have been created postulating what Earth’s interior looks like throughout history and showed evolution of our ideas of what lies beneath our feet.
Yale University is using high tech imagery analysis such as reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) to determine the authenticity of the Vinland Map, a purported 15th-century world map that has long been widely believed to be a 20th century forgery.
Though published a decade and a half ago, Walter Goffart’s Historical Atlases: The First Three Hundred Years, remains the indispensable reference source for the appearance and development of historical atlases in the Western world.