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Joan Blaeu
Map of Bermuda
Year made: 1640
Cartographers John Speed and Joan Blaeu based their maps on a lost map of the island created by Richard Norwood who originally went out to Bermuda in search of pearls but finding none to be found, took up employment by the Somers Isles Company to survey the island. The Blaeu map features original colouring by the Ducth mapmaker done at the time the map was printed.
Location: Bermuda
Date acquired: 12 April 2011
     
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