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British Isles Map

British Isles Map
British Isles Map
Geographic map by Williem Blaeu 
Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula (1635)
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A classic depiction of the British Isles by the Dutch cartographer Williem Blaeu, a version of this map hangs in the main lounge of 221B, above a shelved dresser next to the sofa.

The original map was produced in 1635. All of the text is in Latin, and close examination reveals many of the towns that existed at the time - it's notable to spot the differences and curious absences compared to the modern day.

The map is freely available for download on the internet and is no longer constrained by copyright law. High quality prints are available for a modest charge, as well as more expensive, engraved renditions of the map in the region of £1000.

Series 4