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Chain of Custody

The earliest map visited on my travels is of a navigation channel for the Spaarne by Pieter Bruins, Bruinsz or Bruinszoon in 1584. The dotted line marked ‘7 voet’ probably denotes water ‘deeper than’ and as such I consider it … Continue reading

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Making Connections: a line through history

Our Italian Marsigli has important friends; on Isaac Newton’s recommendation he had been elected a member of the Royal Society in 1691. In the 1720’s he visits London then travels on to the Netherlands where at Leiden he also met … Continue reading

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A question of Scale

It does seem odd to head for Europe’s flattest country for a project on contour lines, but this morning found me sitting in Rotterdam City Archives waiting for a map to be brought to my table, it’s one I’d seen … Continue reading

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