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  Main Author:   Bordone, Benedetto
  Title/Description:   [The World]
  Publication Info:   [Venice: 1528]
  Date:   1528
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Apianus, Petros
  Title/Description:   Charte Cosmographique, aucles Noms, Proprietez, Naure & Operations des Vents
  Publication Info:   [Antwerp: 1544]
  Date:   1544
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Ruscelli, Girolamo
  Title/Description:   Orbis Descriptio
  Publication Info:   Venice: 1561
  Date:   1561
  Scale:   1:175,000,000
  Original Source:   Courtesy of Antique Atlas
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  Main Author:   Münster, Sebastian (info)
  Title/Description:   Figura Del Mondo Universale
  Publication Info:   Basle: 1588
  Date:   1558
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Ruscelli, Girolamo
  Title/Description:   Carta Marina Nuova Tavola
  Publication Info:   Venice: [1561?]
  Date:   1561
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Ortelius, Abraham (info)
  Title/Description:   Typvs Orbis Terrarvm
  Publication Info:   [Coppenium, Dieftn, Antverpiae: 1570]; from Theatrum Orbis Terrarvm
  Date:   1570
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Ortelius, Abraham (info)
  Title/Description:   Typvs Orbis Terrarvm
  Publication Info:   [Coppenium, Dieftn, Antverpiae: 1570]; from Theatrum Orbis Terrarvm
  Date:   1570
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  Original Source:   W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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  Main Author:   Ortelius, Abraham (info)
  Title/Description:   Typvs Orbis Terrarvm
  Publication Info:   unknown publication
  Date:   1573
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  Original Source:   W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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  Main Author:   Mercator, Gerhard
  Title/Description:   Universalis tabula iuxta Ptolemaeum
  Publication Info:   Cologne: 1578
  Date:   1578
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Mercator, Rumold (info)
  Title/Description:   Orbis Tarrae Compendiosa Descriptio
  Publication Info:   [Amstelodami, 1587]
  Date:   1587
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Mercator, Rumold (info)
  Title/Description:   Orbis Terrae Comendiosa Descriptio
  Publication Info:   [Amsterdam: 1587]
  Date:   1587
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  Original Source:   W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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  Main Author:   Ortelius, Abraham (info)
  Title/Description:   Typvs Orbis Terrarvm
  Publication Info:   [Antverpiae: 1592]; from his Theatrum Orbis Terrarvm
  Date:   1592
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Plancio, Petro
  Title/Description:   Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus
  Publication Info:   [Nuremberg: 1594]
  Date:   1594
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Quad, Matthias (info)
  Title/Description:   Typus Orbis Terrarum, Ad Imitationem Universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris
  Publication Info:   [Cologne: M. Quad. 1596]
  Date:   1596
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Ptolemy
  Title/Description:   Ptolemaei Cognita
  Publication Info:   Venice: 1599
  Date:   1599
  Scale:   not indicated
  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Unknown Author
  Title/Description:   [Chart of the Eastern Hemisphere on Mercator's Projection]
  Publication Info:   Unknown Publication
  Date:   1600
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  Original Source:   W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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  Main Author:   Mercator, Rumold (info)
  Title/Description:   Orbis, Terrae Comendiosa Descriptio
  Publication Info:   Cologne: 1604
  Date:   1604
  Scale:   1:250,000,000
  Original Source:   Courtesy of Antique Atlas
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  Main Author:   de Bry, Theodor (info)
  Title/Description:   [title page map to Schouten's voyage]
  Publication Info:   Oppenheim: c. 1619
  Date:   1619
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  Original Source:   Courtesy of Antique Atlas
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  Main Author:   Hondius, Hendrik (info)
  Title/Description:   Nova Totivs Terrarvm Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabvla / Auct: Henr: Hondio.
  Publication Info:   Amstelodami: 1630
  Date:   1630
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  Original Source:   W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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  Main Author:   Blaeu, Willem Janszoon (info)
  Title/Description:   Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula
  Publication Info:   [Amsterdam?: 1635]
  Date:   1635
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  Original Source:   W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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  Main Author:   Jansson, Jan (info)
  Title/Description:   Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus
  Publication Info:   [Amsterdam: c. 1650]
  Date:   1650
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  Original Source:   W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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  Main Author:   Cluver, Philip
  Title/Description:   Orbis Terrarum Typus
  Publication Info:   Amsterdam: Philip Cluver, 1659; from Cluver's "Introdvctionis in vniversam geographiam"
  Date:   1659
  Scale:   1:110,000,000
  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Unknown Author
  Title/Description:   Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Nova
  Publication Info:   [London: 1679]
  Date:   1679
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Sanson, Nicolas (info)
  Title/Description:   Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre
  Publication Info:   Paris: 1680
  Date:   1680
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  Original Source:   Courtesy of Antique Atlas
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  Main Author:   Mallet, A. M.(info)
Title/Description:   Equateur [and] Zodiaque
Publication Info:   Paris: 1683
Date:   1683
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Original Source:   Courtesy of Antique Atlas
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  Main Author:   Mallet, A.M.
  Title/Description:   De La Sphere, Figure XIII
  Publication Info:   Paris: 1683; from Description de L'Univers
  Date:   1683
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  Original Source:   Courtesy of Murray Hudson, Halls, Tennessee
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  Main Author:   Mallet, A.M.
  Title/Description:   World by Marco Polo, Jacques Castaldi and Miguel Lopez
  Publication Info:   Paris: 1683; from Description de L'Univers
  Date:   1683
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  Original Source:   Courtesy of Murray Hudson, Halls, Tennessee
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  Main Author:   Mallet, A.M.
  Title/Description:   Du Globe Terrestre, Figure LXXIV
  Publication Info:   Paris: 1683; from Description de L'Univers
  Date:   1683
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  Original Source:   Courtesy of Murray Hudson, Halls, Tennessee
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  Main Author:   Mallet, Alain Manesson (info)
  Title/Description:   Climats Selon Les Anciens
  Publication Info:   Paris: 1683
  Date:   1683
  Scale:   1:210,000,000
  Original Source:   Courtesy of Gary Hudson
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  Main Author:   Mallet, Alain Manesson (info)
  Title/Description:   Ancien Continent Avec Plusiers, Isles, Oceans, et Mers
  Publication Info:   Paris: D. Thierry, 1683; from Mallet's Description de L'Univers
  Date:   1683
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Sanson, Nicolas (info)
  Title/Description:   Orbis Vetus, et Orbis Veteris Utraque Continens, Terrarum qb Tractus Articus et Antarcticus ex Platone
  Publication Info:   Amstelodami: I. Covens and C. Mortier [1684]
  Date:   1684
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   DuVal d'Abbeville, Pierre (info)
  Title/Description:   Planisphere, ou Carte Generale de Monde
  Publication Info:   Paris: 1684; from Carte de Geographie
  Date:   1684
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Coronelli, V. M.
  Title/Description:   Aevi Veteris Usque ad Annum Salutis Nonagesimus Supramilles Quadringentos Cogniti Tantum Typus Geographic
  Publication Info:   Venice: 1695
  Date:   1695
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  Original Source:   Courtesy of Antique Atlas
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  Main Author:   Zahn, Johann
  Title/Description:   Tabula Geographica - Hydrographica Motus Ocean: Currentes, Abyssos, Montes, Ignivomas, in Universo Orbe
  Publication Info:   Nuremburg: 1696
  Date:   1696
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  Original Source:   Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection
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  Main Author:   Mall, Herman
  Title/Description:   The World in Planisphere
  Publication Info:   London: 1696
  Date:   1696
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  Original Source:   Courtesy of Antique Atlas
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