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rengeek kit & tilda lucifer/gabriel

she's the same little girl that used to hang around my door

The Mongolrocco novel is making me happy, currently, because I think I'll be able to use a lot of my old research on the Ottoman Empire and its intersection with the Baltic states in here.

Right now, though, I'm having fun looking at medieval maps of the world. My favorite so far, a mappa mundi placing Jerusalem at the center of the universe, with the three surrounding continents stretching off like the petals of a trillium.* Not that Europe has ever really been anything but a continent by courtesy: let's be honest here, it's a glorified peninsula.

On the other hand, this guy rocks my socks.


* Yeah, bet that was useful for getting around with.

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Not that Europe has ever really been anything but a continent by courtesy: let's be honest here, it's a glorified peninsula.

No, we aren't. We're at least *two* peninsulas!
Win!
That Thomas Lessman map site is amazing--thanks for the link. Re: your trillium map, it must be really hard to locate good harbors when you're using it :-P
Oh fun! Looking at these are way more fun than my work today... :)
*flails over trillium-map*

That is FASCINATING.

Not that Europe has ever really been anything but a continent by courtesy: let's be honest here, it's a glorified peninsula.

*gigglefit*
Ooo, Shiny.

thanks!

Hi - thanks for using one of the maps from the Osher Map Library, where I work. Let me know if you need more information about this or other maps. Always interesting to see how these images are being used! Keep on mapping.

Re: thanks!

thanks for putting such a great resource online!

I'm researching a map for a fantasy novel, and that was very helpful.

small world syndrome

I actually set up a lj account just to comment (insert long-time lurker comment here).

I had to laugh in happy surprise when I saw the link to the Jerusalem map - my husband Matthew is a Historian of Cartography and curated the on-line portion of the exhibit. He was quite chuffed to see it cited on your blog!

Re: small world syndrome

...and a way faster commentator than I give him credit for, obviously.

Re: small world syndrome

*g*
Fun: The German at the top means "The whole world in a cloverleaf/Which are the City of Hannover/my beloved homeland's coat of arms."

I love old maps, though my interest is less medieval and more 19th century.
Ooo, thanks!
You're welcome :) That double major in German has to be useful for *something* now and again ;)
Oh, neat! Reminded me of some of the posts on the Strange Maps blog, too.
Not to mention (speaking of the petals) America right there across the strait. At least there are sea monsters.
I know! So weird.