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> ##Welcome!

> We're interested in sharing interesting, beautiful or informative examples of the cartographer's trade, from their emergence in the ancient Near East up to a somewhat arbitrary end-date of 1950 A.D.

> We'll happily accept historical maps as well as maps of historical territories! If you're posting a map, please provide a description and date in the title.


>##Related Subreddits

> r/Maps - If you're interested in maps and cartography generally (or modern maps specifically).

> r/MapPorn - For gorgeous wallpaper-size maps of all descriptions.

> r/Geography - If you're curious about the geography that informed historic mapmapkers.

> r/ArtHistory - For background on the artistic styles that influenced mapmakers through history.

> r/History and r/MedievalHistory - For historical background.

> r/MapMaking - If you're getting the feeling you'd like to try your hand at cartography.

> r/Vexillology - If you're interested in more ways people symbolically stake out territory. For everything you need to know about flags.

> r/ImaginaryMaps - For maps from fictional stories, books, films, television programs, video games, and comics.

> r/WorldBuilding - For sharing your worlds and discussing the many aspects of creating new universes.

> r/OldNews - For news that isn't new. News from history, news from the past.

> r/Gis - For the technical side of cartography and geography.


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