This weekend I saw a complete 1603 edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius in the Connecting Seas exhibit at the Getty Museum. I never thought I’d see one in person. The editions after 1589 contain this lovely map of the Pacific Ocean, including an imaginary continent of Terra Australis (Australia was not seen by Europeans until 1606).

This weekend I saw a complete 1603 edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius in the Connecting Seas exhibit at the Getty Museum. I never thought I’d see one in person. The editions after 1589 contain this lovely map of the Pacific Ocean, including an imaginary continent of Terra Australis (Australia was not seen by Europeans until 1606).


CAYUGA Settlements destroyed by a detachment of 500 men under Col. William Butler.

During the American Revolution General George Washington sent an army on a scorched-earth campaign against the Seneca and Cayuga tribes, earning him the nickname Conotocaurious (Burner of Towns). This is a detail from a map of the campaign, 1779
You can browse a giant version of the entire map at Big Map Blog.

CAYUGA Settlements destroyed by a detachment of 500 men under Col. William Butler.

During the American Revolution General George Washington sent an army on a scorched-earth campaign against the Seneca and Cayuga tribes, earning him the nickname Conotocaurious (Burner of Towns). This is a detail from a map of the campaign, 1779

You can browse a giant version of the entire map at Big Map Blog.