A major milestone in assisting with the dating of historic bottles is the completion of the "Makers Markings Logo Tables" by the BRG.This alphabetical listing of specific embossed bottle/glass makers markings includes the marks used by various bottle/glass making companies in the United States and Canada as well as some in England and Mexico.
The Vinland map is claimed to be a 15th-century mappa mundi with unique information about Norse exploration of North America.
The map describes this region as having been visited by Europeans in the 11th century.
Although it was presented to the world in 1965 with an accompanying scholarly book written by British Museum and Yale University librarians, The Vinland map first came to light in 1957 (three years before the discovery of the Norse site at L'Anse aux Meadows in 1960), bound in a slim volume with a short medieval text called the Hystoria Tartarorum (usually called in English The Tartar Relation), and was unsuccessfully offered to the British Museum by London book dealer Irving Davis on behalf of a Spanish-Italian dealer named Enzo Ferrajoli de Ry.
The maps reproduced in Treasures range from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century. Introduction Chapter 1 Travel and Exploration Chapter 2 Knowledge and Science Chapter 3 Pride and Ownership Chapter 4 Maps of War Chapter 5 The City in Maps Chapter 6 Maps for Fun Chapter 7 Imaginary Lands Contributors Image sources Select bibliography Index“The Bodleian Library holds one of the great collections of maps in the world, and Treasures from the Map Room is a superb achievement in bringing together the library’s greatest cartographic masterpieces in one beautifully illustrated and compellingly written book.
Among them are the fourteenth-century Gough Map, the earliest road map of Great Britain that achieved a remarkable level of accuracy and detail for its time; fifteenth-century portolan charts intended for maritime navigation; the Selden Map of China, the earliest Chinese map to show shipping routes; and an important early map from the medieval Islamic Book of Curiosities.