Fragment of a Mask of a Man’s Head
Date: 12th century
Culture: Central Asia
Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (11.4 x 7 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930
Geological Map of Southwestern England, 1815. William Smith’s portrayal of Britain is the first ever geological map of an entire country (shown here is detail of Southwest England and part of Wales).
From The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History by Professor Patricia Seed, which illustrates how peoples and cultures throughout the human past have imagined their worlds through a diverse collection of historical maps from the Paleolithic to the present.