World Map Travelcard Holder

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Add a touch of epic exploration to your daily commute with our Royal Museums Greenwich World Map Travelcard Holder.

Featuring a wrap-around print of the hand-coloured engraving ‘Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula [Newest Map of the Whole Earth]’. Taken from Atlas Maritimus, or the Sea Atlas, a book of maritime charts by John Seller and John Darby, 1675. 

Printed on recycled leather, it has a dark blue and metallic gold interior, with gold coloured stitching. Window for your I.D.card and additional slip pocket for your travel pass.

Dimensions: W10 x H6.5cm

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 passport cover. 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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