World Maps

World maps are images of the planet Earth. Mankind has always been interested in documenting the world around them and this adventurous spirit is shown through map art, especially. These geographic images range from ancient depictions to modern representations of the planet Earth. This form of map art is highly sought after by map and art collectors around the world because of the social and historic importance of these images.
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World Map
Elizabeth Medley
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36" x 24"
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Stone World
Avery Tillmon
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
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World Map Vintage 1913
Ramona Murdock
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24" x 16"
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Close-up of a world map, John Speed, 1626
Unknown
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24" x 18"
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Flat Map of Earth Showing City Lights of the World at Night
Stocktrek Images
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40" x 20"
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World Map
Unknown
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36" x 24"
$43.99
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Map - Geographica
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$47.99
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World Hemispheres
Tre Sorelle Studios
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36" x 24"
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Map of World
Elizabeth Medley
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24" x 18"
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Map - Cartographica 3
Unknown
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20" x 20"
$39.99
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Expeditionis Nautica
Pacific Island Art
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36" x 24"
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Upside Down Map Of The World Clr 1
Marlene Watson
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18" x 12"
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Upside Down Map of the World
American Flat
Fine-Art Print
33" x 25"
$78.99
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Old World Journey Map Black
Cynthia Coulter
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36" x 24"
$81.99
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Old World View II
Susan Osborne
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$29.99
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Gilded World Hemispheres I
Joannoo
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24" x 12"
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World Map 10
Naxart
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24" x 18"
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Map - Cartographica 2
Unknown
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20" x 20"
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World Map in Gold and Gray
Elizabeth Medley
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30" x 20"
$64.99
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Map - Globe Terrestre
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
20" x 16"
$22.99
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Map Of The Moon-Geographicus-Tabula Selenographica Moon Doppelmayr 1707
Vintage Lavoie
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18" x 15"
$40.99
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Cosmos-Ortelius World Map 1570
Vintage Lavoie
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18" x 12"
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Mercator's World Map, 1524
Gerardus Mercator
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36" x 24"
$81.99
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Close-up of a world map - black
Unknown
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24" x 18"
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Many world map images are created to resemble globes. As such, these works are rounded and often show two images, one for each hemisphere. These globe images are popular because they show a more realistic view of the world. These works are also highly diverse in execution and styles range from highly detailed and decorative works like 'Map of the World(antique style) to fairly plain, informational images like 'Closeup of a World Map, 1626' by John Speed.

One of the most fascinating aspects of world maps for art and cartography enthusiasts are the differences between antique maps and modern maps. These works vary considerably and it's fascinating to study how many antique maps are missing areas that modern audiences take for granted. An example of this can be seen in the globe image, 'New World Map, 1676' by Pieter Goos.

World maps are meant to inform and ignite the imagination at the same time. These geographic images show the world as a possibility, something that is so much bigger than the limited perspective that people see each day. As such, many world map fine art focus on themes of adventure and mystery. This is accomplished through a variety of means, including adding imagery and making the map appear older than it is, as seen in 'World Map' Nicholas Visscher.
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