World Map Passport Cover

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Start your world travels in stylish fashion by keeping your passport in our Royal Museums Greenwich World Map holder. House your flight documents elegantly within its additional slip pocket.

It features a wrap-around print of the a hand coloured engraving '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. 

Crafted in recycled leather, this beautiful passport cover has a dark blue and metallic gold interior, with gold coloured stitching.

Dimensions: W10 x H14.5cm

Washable: wipe clean only 

Made in Great Britain

Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich. Part of the recycled leather travel collection, which includes matching luggage tag 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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