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Living History Event: Feb 15-16, 2014. Meet American provincial soldiers who were eager to go home at the end of the 1759 campaign. With Ticonderoga and Crown Point captured these American soldiers worked along side British regulars to ready Fort Ticonderoga for winter and the following season's advance into the heart of New France. Watch period carpentry and soldiers cooking, and witness how the soldiers in 1759 dealt with the harsh winter realities on the northern frontier. http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/...

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Theodor de Bry’s map of Florida, the Caribbean, Central, and parts of South America, (based on Giralomo Benzoni’s charts and travels in the New World, 1541–1556), is widely considered by experts as the most beautiful early map of the region. The map contains outlines of Florida and the Gulf Coast, based on Jacques le Moyne's earlier work. De Bry was a master engraver and a very skilled drawer. His maps are nothing short of spectacular, and, as evident here, richly embellished with sea monsters, galleons, compass roses, coats of arms, and large elaborate title cartouches. His style is not dissimilar to that of another great Dutch mapmaker of the same period — Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer. - See more at: https://www.battlemaps.us/america-1594-central-south-caribbean-de-bry-old-map/#sthash.9DXdYzLX.dpuf

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Double-hemisphere map of the world by Johannes de Ram (Ioannes de Ram), from the Dutch Golden Age. First published in Amsterdam in 1683, this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful examples of De Gouden Eeuw period. - See more at: https://www.battlemaps.us/world-1683-novissima-totius-terrarum-ii-antique-map/#sthash.BFDxjTwZ.dpuf

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Double-hemisphere map of the world by Johannes de Ram (Ioannes de Ram), from the Dutch Golden Age. First published in Amsterdam in 1683, this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful examples of De Gouden Eeuw period. - See more at: https://www.battlemaps.us/world-1683-novissima-totius-terrarum-i-antique-map/#sthash.CqiVDq0G.dpuf

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A strikingly beautiful and highly derivative #map, depicting #London in late 1600s – early 1700s. Londini Angliæ Regni Metropolis is based on Hollar’s 1675 map of London, which was copied and altered by De La Feuille in 1689, De Ram in 1689/90, and De Wit in 1690/93 to commemorate the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Finally, by 1728 Pieter van der Aa had created his own version of the acclaimed London map for his highly sought-after Galerie Agreable du Monde, keeping and improving on Hollar’s and de la Feuille’s color schemes, (see our ‘Rome Paris London’ set), and replacing the original portraits of William and Mary, garlands and cherubs, with a view of Westwood House surrounded by idyllic orchards. The result was nothing short of spectacular. - See more at: https://www.battlemaps.us/london-1700-de-ram-la-feuille-de-wit-van-der-aa-city-plan/#sthash.UCW0Mb6J.dpuf

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James Montgomery Flagg’s iconic I Want YOU for U.S. Army poster with Uncle Sam, from 1917. Easily the most famous poster in the world, it was created at the end of WWI as a recruiting effort by the US government, and was modeled after a 1914 British poster featuring Lord Kitchener. J. M. Flagg’s creation shows Uncle Sam pointing at and looking directly into the viewer. Flagg used his own face for the portrait. The Uncle Sam “I Want YOU” poster went on to become a highly successful tool in the U.S. governments recruitment campaigns for both #WWI and #WWII. Considered by some the finest piece of propaganda ever made, it has also become one of the most spoofed pieces of graphic art of all time. This particular version shows the original colors. In later versions, Uncle Sam’s coat becomes gradually bluer and brighter. (Print full size: 24” x 33.35”; Poster only size: 23.514” x 32.755”; Frames nicely at: 24” x 32”) - See more at: https://www.battlemaps.us/i-want-you-for-u-s-army-1917-uncle-sam-flagg-wwi-poster/#sthash.0LB7X6S8.dpuf

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1932 map of France and Western Europe during World War I (1914–1918), “…Showing Battle Lines, Base Ports, Communications and Allied Zones”. This richly decorated pictorial #map is dedicated to the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), which was the US contingent sent to fight in #Europe during the last year of #WWI. The map contains vignettes with plans, troop movements, flags and #military insignia, and textual historical chronology of the main events of the Great War. The border is adorned with insignia of the combat divisions. - See more at: https://www.battlemaps.us/american-expeditionary-force-in-europe-wwi-historical-map/#sthash.VTdFoaWG.dpuf

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2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of MacDonald “Max” Gill’s famous masterpiece, ‘The Wonderground Map of London Town’. The #map was commissioned by the transport authorities as a subway poster for the #London Tube. The humorous and attractive creation was an instant hit with Londoners, and was made available for sale to the public. The text along the periphery reads: “The Heart of Britain’s Empire Here is Spread Out for Your View. It Shows You Many Stations & Bus Routes Not a Few. You Have Not the Time to Admire it All? Why not Take a Map Home to Pin on Your Wall!”. Gill’s funny map helped save the London #Underground [BBC News, 2014]. It also singlehandedly created a new pictorial style in cartography, which exploded around the world over a century. - See more at: https://www.battlemaps.us/london-1914-wonderground-map-macdonald-gill/#sthash.umTjpf91.dpuf
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