Cartography

Courtesy BSR Library and Archive Special Collections, John Bryan Ward-Perkins War Damage records, Frick maps.

By Kate Wiles

Map of Guinea, El Dorado and the Orinoco coast by Walter Ralegh, late 16th century.  © Alamy

By Kate Wiles

March 17th, 1617

© Roland and Sabrina Michaud/akg-images.

By Kate Wiles

Kate Wiles highlights the Ottoman cartographer Piri Re'is and his charts, which blend navigation and art.

Map showing the route from London to Dover, showing major towns and cities.

By Kate Wiles

A look at John Ogilby's Britannia road atlas of 1675.

By Kate Wiles

Kate Wiles introduces a depiction of the earth's surface as it might have looked when the ‘Atlantean race’ was at its height.

By Kate Wiles

Kate Wiles explores a unique nautical chart, designed to be understood only by its creator.

By Kate Wiles

Kate Wiles provides context for the first European image of the Aztec capital, razed by the Spanish in 1521.

By Kate Wiles

The rebuilding of London required an image of what had been lost. Kate Wiles shares one such survey from 1669.

By Kate Wiles

Kate Wiles surveys one of the world's oldest surviving maps, prepared for a quarrying expedition led by Ramesses IV.