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A map is a symbolic depiction emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes.

Many maps are static, fixed to paper or some other durable medium, while others are dynamic or interactive. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or fictional, without regard to context or scale, such as in brain mapping, DNA mapping, or computer network topology mapping. The space being mapped may be two dimensional, such as the surface of the earth, three dimensional, such as the interior of the earth, or even more abstract spaces of any dimension, such as arise in modeling phenomena having many independent variables.

Although the earliest maps known are of the heavens, geographic maps of territory have a very long tradition and exist from ancient times. The word "map" comes from the medieval Latin Mappa mundi, wherein mappa meant napkin or cloth and mundi the world. Thus, "map" became a shortened term referring to a two-dimensional representation of the surface of the world.

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Rustam's First Feat: Rakhsh kills a lion while Rustam sleeps.

Rustam's First Feat: Rakhsh kills a lion while Rustam sleeps.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Karta Rossii Dzhenkinsona 1562g. Tekst str.10.
Karta Rossii Antoniia Vida ok.1537g. s ottiska, gravirovannago F.Gogenbergom v 1570g. Tekst str.4
Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theater of the worlde ... [Title page]
Poictov., Abraham Ortelius
America., Abraham Ortelius
Hispania., Abraham Ortelius
Britannia., Abraham Ortelius
Hibernia., Abraham Ortelius
Guasconiæ descriptio.
Valentiæ Regnum.
Scotia., Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theater of the worlde ... [Title page verso]
Portugallia., Abraham Ortelius
Anglia., Abraham Ortelius
Gades., Abraham Ortelius
Karta Ukrainy V.Boplana 1650g. Tekst str. 15
Nieuwe Werelt kaert nautical chart
Paskaart van Brazil van Rio de los Amazones tot Rio de la Plata.
Pas-kaarte van de Zuyd-west-kust van Africa, van Cabo Negro tot beoosten Cabo de Bona Esperanca.
Pascaerte van Nova Hispania, Chili, Peru, en Gvatimala.
A map of ye English Empire in ye continent of America : viz Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, New York, New Iarsey, New England, Pennsilvania
A new map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland, and Virginia
The Kingdome of Ireland devided into fower provinces…
Carte generale du monde, ou, Description du monde terrestre & aquatique = Generale waereld kaart, of, Beschryving van de land en water aereld
A new map of Virginia and Maryland
L'Amerique meridionale et septentrionale
A new map of North America shewing its principal divisions, chief cities, townes, rivers, mountains &c.
Pas-kaart vande Rivieren Commewini Suriname en Cupanama ...
A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland.
A New map of Virginia.
A map of North America with the European settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West Indies from the latest and best observations
A map of North America : with the European settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West Indies, from the latest and best observations
Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France : et des découvertes qui y ont été faites dressée sur plusieurs observations et sur un grand nombre de relations imprimées ou manuscrites
A new map of Virginia from the best authorities
A map of the British Empire in America : with the French, Spanish and Hollandish settlements adjacent thereto
A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent
A map of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland with part of New Jersey &c.
A map of the province of Pensilvania
To the Honourable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esqrs., true & absolute proprietaries & Governours of the Province of Pennsylvania & counties of New-Castle, Kent & Sussex on Delaware this map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsylvania is humbly dedicated by Nicholas Scull
A new map of Virginia : from the best authorities
A new map of Virginia : from the best authorities
A general map of North America : in which is express'd the several new roads, forts, engagements, & taken from actual surveys and observations made in the army employ'd there, from the year 1754, to 1761
An accurate map of the British, French & Spanish settlements in Nth. America and the West Indies : as stipulated by the preliminary articles of peace sign'd at Fontainebleau by the ministers of Great Britain, France & Spain, Novr. 3d, 1762.
A new and accurate map of North America : laid down according to the latest, and most approved observations and discoveries
A map of that part of America where a degree of latitude was measured for the Royal Society
A map of the world, with the latest discoveries
An accurate map of North America : describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish dominions of this great continent according to the definitive treaty concluded at Paris 10th Feby. 1763 : also all the West India Islands belonging to, and possessed by the several European princes and states
A Map of the country round Philadelphia : including part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island, & Long Island.
A new and correct map of North America with the West India Islands : divided according to the last treaty of peace, concluded at Paris, 10th Feby. 1763 ; wherein are particularly distinguished, the several provinces and colonies, which compose the British Empire
A New and accurate map of the present seat of war in North America : comprehending New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, New-York, &c.
A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent
A map of the provinces of New-York and New Jersey : with a part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Quebec
A map of that part of Pensylvania now the principal seat of war in America : wherein may be seen the situation of Philadelphia, Red Bank, Mud Island, & Germantown
A new & accurate map of North America : drawn from the most authentic modern maps and charts
An exact map of New Jersey, Pensylvania, New York, Maryland & Virginia, from the latest surveys
A new and accurate map of the province of Virginia in North America.
A chorographical map of the province of New-York in North America, divided into counties, manors, patents and townships : exhibiting likewise all the private grants of land made and located in that Province
A New and accurate map of New Jersey : from the best authorities.
A New map of the province of Maryland in North America.
An Accurate map of New York in North America, from a late survey.
A New and accurate map of the province of Pennsylvania in North America, from the best authorities.
A map of the country in which the army under Lt. General Burgoyne acted in the campaign of 1777 : shewing the marches of the army & the places of the principal actions
A map and chart of those parts of the Bay of Chesapeak, York and James rivers which are at present the seat of war
A map of the seat of war in the southern part of Virginia, North Carolina, and the northern part of South Carolina
A new map or chart in Mercators projection of the Western or Atlantic Ocean : with part of Europe, Africa and America.
A map of Dutch settlements of Surinam, Demerary, Issequibo,Berbices, ...
A New map of North America with the West India Islands : divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles, 20, Jan. 1783, wherein are particularly distinguished the United States, and the several provinces, governments &ca which compose the British Dominions,
L'Amerique suivant le R.P. Charlevoix Jte., Mr. de la Condamine, et plusieurs autres ....
Africa: with all its states, kingdoms, republics, regions, islands, &ca., improved and inlarged from D'Anville's map; to which have been added a particular chart of the Gold Coast wherein are distinguished all the European forts and factories
Northern Hemisphere ; Southern Hemisphere.
A map of the state of Pennsylvania
A map of the state of Pennsylvania
A New and correct map of the British colonies in North America comprehending eastern Canada with the province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Government of Newfoundland : with the adjacent states of New England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A new and general map of the middle dominions belonging to the United States of America : viz. Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware-counties, Pennsylvania, New Jersey &c. with the addition of New York, & of the greatest part of New England &c as also of the bordering parts of the British possessions in Canada.
A new map of North America with the West India Islands : divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles, 20 Jan. 1783, wherein are particularly distinguished the United States, and the several provinces, governments &ca which compose the British Dominions laid down according to the latest surveys and corrected from the original materials, of Goverr. Pownall, Membr. of Parliamt. London.
A chorographical map of the country round Philadelphia = Carte particuliere des environs de Philadelphie
An accurate map of North America from the latest improvements, and regulated by astronomical observations.
New & accurate map of North America : with the new discovered islands on the north east coast of Asia.
To the Honorable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, true and absolute proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania and the territories thereunto belonging and to the Honorable John Penn, Esquire, Lieutenant-Governor of the same, this map, of the Province of Pennsylvania is humbly dedicated by their most obedient servt. W. Scull
Map of the state of New York
Majeure partie des Cantons de Bellinzona et de Lugano et les frontieres de la Republique Italienne.
Carte générale de l'atlas Suisse.
Map of the northern parts of the United States of America
[Ordnance Survey of England and Wales, old series, one inch to one mile map] [cartographic material].
A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia from the latest authorities
A map of those parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia which were the scenes of the most important operations of the southern armies
A map of the country from Rariton River in East Jersey to Elk Head in Maryland : shewing the several operations of the American and British armies, in 1776 & 1777
London
A new map of the seat of war
Map of the United States with the contiguous British & Spanish possessions
A New improved map of the seat of war
Map of Dauphin & Lebanon counties: constructed by virtue of an act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania passed 19th March 1816
Carte generale de l'Amerique divisee en ses principaux etats.
A map of the roads leading to the town of Britania in the British settlement, Susquehanna County, Penna.
A new map of Europe exhibiting its natural and political divisions drawn from the most recent materials
Map of road to the Mountains of the Emeralds and Berenice on the Red Sea.
Topographical map of the valley of Biban el Malook [Biban el-Muluk], in which the tombs of the kings are situated.
Map of the State of New York
Map of South America, extending from the equator to the parallel of 44 degrees.
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