In March this year, Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, a specialist dealer in fine and rare antiquarian cartography and historic maps, donated their collection of over 2000 digital images to Wikimedia Commons. Here is just a small selection of a really great collection. Explore more, and help Wikimedia to categorise them, here. Each map shown below is linkable to the Wikimedia Commons page with more info about the map and higher resolution images. Huge thank you to Geographicus for sharing these amazing images!

1650 Jansson Wind Rose, Anemographic Chart, or Map of the Winds - Geographicus - Anemographica-jannson-1650
Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Nautica Ventorum Nomina Sex Linguis Repraesentans (1650) by Jan Jansson or Johannes Janssonius (1588–1664)

1685 Bormeester Map of the World - Geographicus - TerrarumOrbis-bormeester-1685
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula (1684) by A. J. Bormeester

1702 Visscher Stoopendaal Map of Israel, Palestine or the Holy Land - Geographicus - PerigrinatiaeVeertich-stoopendaal-1702
Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels (1702) by N. Visscher and D. Stoopendaal

1739 Bretez - Turgot View and Map of Paris, France (c. 1900 Taride issue) - Geographicus - Paris-turgot-1909
Plan de Paris, the c. 1900 Taride edition of Louis Bretez and Michel-Etienne Turgot’s monumental 1739 map of Paris.

1747 La Feuille Map of Catalonia, Spain (Barcelona) - Geographicus - Catalogne-ratelband-1747
Principaute de Catalogne et Partie du Rous sillon Echelle de Lieux, a stunning map of Catalonia, Spain first drawn by Daniel de la Feuille in 1706

1750 Schley Map of Ormus, Persian Gulf - Geographicus - Ormus-schley-1750
Eiland Ormus, of Jerun, engraved by Jacob Van der Schley under the supervision of J. Bellin for the c. 1750 edition of Provost’s L`Histoire Generale des Voyages

1775 Bonne Map or Chart of the Spheres and Compass Rose - Geographicus - Spheres-bonne-1775
Sphere de Ptolomee, a beautiful example of Rigobert Bonne’s curious decorative chart of the Spheres (1775)

1794 Samuel Dunn Wall Map of the World in Hemispheres - Geographicus - World2-dunn-1794
A General Map of the World, or Terraqueouis Globe with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Interesting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane System; an absolutely stunning and monumental double hemisphere wall map of the world by Samuel Dunn dating to 1794

1846 - 1879 Colton Map of New York City ^ Vicinity (33 Miles Around) - Geographicus - NYC33Miles-colton-1879
Map Of The Country Thirty Three Miles Around The City Of New York (1879), by Joseph Hutchins Colton

1853 Kaei 6 Japanese Map of the World - Geographicus - ChikyuBankokuHozu-nakajima-1853
Shintei – Chikyu Bankoku Hozu (Square Map of all the Countries on the Globe); a very interesting 1853 (Kaei 6) Japanese world map by Suido Nakajima.

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