World map luggage tag

World Map Luggage Tag

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Explore in exquisite style by adding our Royal Museums Greenwich World Map Luggage Tag to your suitcase. Ensure if you are ever parted on your journey, it should wing its way safely home to you. 

Crafted in recycled leather it features a print of the a hand coloured engraving called ‘Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula [The Newest Map of the Whole World]’, taken from Atlas Maritimus, or the Sea Atlas; a book of maritime charts, by John Seller; John Darby, 1675. 

This elegant luggage tag has a dark blue strap and gold buckle, with a window to insert your address details. 

Dimensions: W6.5 x H0cm 

Washable: wipe clean only 

Made in Great Britain

Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich. Part of the recycled leather travel collection, which includes matching passport cover and travelcard holder. Created in response to the new Tudor and Stuart Seafarers gallery at the National Maritime Museum. 

The original engraving can be seen on rotation. It’s focus is a double hemisphere, largely from Dutch sources and includes; astronomical diagrams including representations of the cosmographical hypotheses of Ptolemy, Copernicus and Tycho Brahe, a diagram of day-length, two maps of the moon's surface, one based on Hevelius's moon map and one conjectural map and is decorated with zodiac symbols, scenes of the four seasons and creatures representing the elements of air, earth, fire and water.

 

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