Jorge Aguiar 1492 explorers map

paper pieced pattern: flying geese pattern: quilt patterns: circling geese pattern: no curved piecing circling geese: www.fortheloveofgeese.com: red and white medallion quilt: Grafton,Il:Jorge Aguiar 1492 map
Jorge Aguiar 1492 explorers map. This is where it all started for me,

When searching for a medallion for my current project I stumbled across this file  at Yale University and knew I had it. The Wind Rose would be included in my current quilt. Just think , this map is from 1492, just imagine the hands it has passed and the eyes that have  viewed it, where it has been, Answering those questions creates a story of its own.

If you cannot enlarge this enough to take in the full beauty of this map and the rare information it provided for its time you should visit the:

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. You can view the map online in an exploded view to see the details it holds. I’ve limited my quilt to only reproducing the wind rose . I do plan to take the file and have the map printed out to use as wall art. I’ve never considered myself a fan of antique maps or cartography until I viewed this map. Since my initial viewing  I have read everything  available I could find regarding it, very interesting, 

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