Views of the Earth

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Srid pa’i khor lo (Wheel of Life).
Painting on cloth, twentieth century.
Tibetan Collection

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‘Umar bin Muzaffar Ibn al-Wardi.
Kharidat al-‘Aja’ib wa Faridat al-Ghara’ib.
(The Pearl of Wonders and the
Uniqueness of Things Strange).
Late seventeenth century.
Near East Section

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Claudius Ptolemy.
Cosmographia.
Ulm: 1482.
Hand-colored woodcut print.

BEGINNINGS
Views of the Earth
World Treasures of The Library of Congress

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Maps of Middle Earth

By J.R.R. Tolkien, enhanced by Kyriel

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