I’m currently reading Island of Lost Maps (WorldCat) and I came to the point in the book where the author mentions that a version of Ptolemy’s Geographia sells for over a million dollars. I searched and found a reproduction of Ptolemaeus Munster Geographia, 1540 (WorldCat), that was printed in 1966. I’m having so much fun trying to place current cities on the old maps.
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Two books that at first glance may not have much in common:
Graven Images, by Allan Ludwig (WorldCat)
The MS-DOS Encyclopedia, Microsoft Press, Edited by Ray Duncan (WorldCat)
Both deal with the dead, and speak of the symbols and glyphs chosen to represent them. And while the subjects of Graven Images date back some 300-400 years, The MS-DOS Encyclopedia only goes back twenty. However, that equates to about 350 Internet Years.
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