Rare Elizabethan Atlas to be Auctioned
If you collect old maps, I hope you've been saving. Leeds Today says that a rare copy of a map made by a pioneering surveyor from Wakefield in the 16th century is expected to bring more than £500,000 (almost $973,000 U.S.) at auction later this month.
The 40 page atlas was printed between 1579 and 1590, and is considered a landmark in Elizabethan cartography.
If a million dollars is a little out of your budget, there's an interesting article with pictures of some of the pages of the atlas here.
Labels: Historic Maps