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Articles with keyword "Cartography"

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Uncommon Directions

Some unusual maps trace the progress of the soul and the arc of life.

Captain John Smith by Simon de Passe, seventeenth century

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Soldier of Fortune: John Smith before Jamestown

Smith's experiences as a pirate, mercenary, and Turkish slave prepare him to survive in the New World.

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Firsthand Accounts

A Web site offers manuscripts, maps, and sketches from early Virginia.

Cantino Planisphere

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The Cone of Africa . . . Took Shape in Lisbon

Early Portuguese cartographers traced the coast of the continent with astounding accuracy.