|1975: Faroese Stamps|
islands stamps. The map of the Faroe Islands is a section of a map called 'North' from the 1573 edition of the wonderfully named 'Theatre of the World' (Theatrum Orbis Terrarum) by the geographer Abraham Ortelius considered the creator of the first modern atlas. If you are ever in Antwerp (his birth city) I can recommend a visit to the printing museum of Plantin-Moretus not only for the oldest surviving printing presses in the world and the building itself but but their collection of maps including Ortelius's atlas. Oh and did I mention the postcards in the shop, I still regret not splurging the cash and buying the complete Dick Bruna alphabet set of cards.
But lets move on several centuries and a more modern map
Now lets head south to the Mediterranean
|1977: World Telecommunication Day (Design: Harry Borg)|
An entry to Sunday Stamps II theme - Maps - plot your way to See It On A Postcard