A final cartographic post for the day: the Yale Map Collection is running a very impressive exhibition right now that features the most innovative or fantastic maps in their holdings. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. The image above is described as “the first separately printed map of the Arctic”.
Incredibly detailed and ambitious. Few maps of this scale and grandeur were ever made in the ancient, medieval, and early modern worlds. This is also the first world map to include the Americas. On display at the Library of Congress until April 10. See NYT Article.