We provide short articles about several subjects. We hope you enjoy reading them.
Read more about the backgrounds of some of the most important atlases published in the last 400 years.
Read more about the backgrounds Cobra group
Read more about the backgrounds of old maps. Maps come in different varieties like wall maps, road maps, sea charts, pictorial maps, etc.
Read more about the backgrounds of some of the town plans and views published in the last 400 years.
Sometimes, maps become more famous than their makers. Still, others make a famous map, then disappear from history forever. A list of some famous mapmakers and explorers.
Read more about map collecting and conservation
A grading system can help the starting map collector to set his focus.
Read more about the Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Honoré Daumier, Karl Bodmer, Currier and Ives, Basilius Besler flower prints, etc.
Read more about the history of poster art. Air France posters, propaganda posters, etc.
Dutch traders settled from Deshima (Japan) to New Amsterdam (nowadays New York).
In this section, we follow the VOC and WIC.
We not only offer interesting short articles but also offer authentic artifacts for sale.
Read more about trading companies like the Dutch VOC, WIC, Ostend company and the British East India company
The medieval Book of Hours evolved out of the monastic cycle of prayer which divided the day into eight segments, or "hours". By the early fifteenth century, the format of the Book of Hours had developed to satisfy the demands of private, as opposed to communal, devotion.
Speculation in shares was known as 'the Bubble', and the trade was known as "Wind-Handel" and "Wind-Negotie." The three bubbles- The South Sea Bubble, The Mississippi Buble and the Dutch Bubble, started at different times but burst at about the same time: September 1720.