Monday, May 31, 2010

Free Vintage Map

Click the free vintage 16th Century map to see and download a larger version

This free vintage map is really vintage, because it dates back to the 16th Century. It was created by Abraham Ortelius and includes the North Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland -- and according to the description on the Wikipedia where I found it -- some fantasy islands in the Atlantic. It also has some lovely depictions of old sailing ships, some sort of a half-man, half-sea monster playing a musical instrument, a monkey, a whale and several other interesting creatures. It would make a great component for a travel journal or scrapbook, or for a handmade card.

This vintage map is considered to be in the public domain in the United States, but may not be in other countries. If you're concerned about its copyright status, you can read this Wikipedia page for more info.

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  1. Hello,,, I just LOVE ANYTHING VINTAGE,,, so I would like to say ""THANK YOU"" very much. I just love the Vintage Map. Thank You for Sharing,, have a Great Weekend. Your new Follower,,

    Ann Marie

  2. Thanks for your kind words, Ann Marie! :-)

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