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Tag: Gerard Mercator

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    The Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps

    Farhad Vladi first imagined himself buying and selling islands after reading an article about such a transaction in Seychelles. The article, it turned out, was fake, but Vladi nonetheless went on to sell over 2,000 private islands over the next 50 years. Every time Vladi represented an island, he sought…

    Danckwerth, Caspar. Orbis Vetus cum Origine Magnarum in eo Gentium A Filiis et Nepotibus Noe
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    Guernsey's to offer the legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps

    Ortelius, Abraham. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (atlas). NEW YORK, NY.-Guernsey’s brings to auction The Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps. The auction, scheduled for September 23, will include over 300 examples of the finest quality antique maps, with proceeds benefiting MapAction, an organization that uses maps to aid those in disaster-stricken areas.…

    Guernseys to offer the legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps
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    Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany

    “The real charm of the play, if it [has] charm, must be in the dialogue,” Oscar Wilde wrote in his pitch for The Importance of Being Earnest. The letter was sent to his friend and former collaborator, George Alexander, who would go on to produce, revise, and even act in…

    BEEBE, C.W. - A Monograph of the Pheasants, London 1918-1922, 4 volumes