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Posted: 12/10/2016 1:17:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2016 1:19:07 PM EST by callmeltc]
Que the Pawn Stars memes.

My girlfriend bought this picture because she wanted to reuse the frame. When she was pulling the original picture out, we found a map of "The Aethiopian Ocean" stuck between the picture and the back of the frame. It appears to be very old. Can anyone help identifying it?

Sorry about the lighting in the pictures. The map is extremely dark and it was tough trying to get any of the details.




Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:19:50 PM EST
DAY 1
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:20:20 PM EST
Can't provide any info, but this is a very cool find.

Look for any type of identifying ,arks on the map and search google and also check Ebay for maps of Africa, see what you can find.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:21:40 PM EST
So in on this thread
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:21:45 PM EST
Cool
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:22:09 PM EST
You gotta be kidding me! That is SO cool!
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:22:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:22:38 PM EST
It is plainly the dark continent.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:23:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jman78:
Can't provide any info, but this is a very cool find.

Look for any type of identifying ,arks on the map and search google and also check Ebay for maps of Africa, see what you can find.
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Arks, like Ark of the covenant?

I will give you $5 for it.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:23:04 PM EST
Very cool. I love old maps like that
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:23:33 PM EST
Tag for outcome
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:24:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:24:39 PM EST
Fucking cool. Time for an adventure to the Dark Continent. It is clearly a sign.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:25:07 PM EST

Does it say "Heare Be Monsteres" on the margins?

Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:25:40 PM EST
Very cool find.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:26:28 PM EST
looks like a map made by John Speed in 1626. The question would be whether it is an original or reproduction.

Arader Galleries John Speed map 1626
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:26:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2016 1:27:08 PM EST by MMcfpd]
Wikipedia says Aethiopian Ocean was an archaic name for the southern Atlantic, used until ~the turn of the 19th century (1800?).
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:26:50 PM EST
Look for some kind of a signature on the map.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:26:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:27:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:27:07 PM EST
Looks like a repro.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:27:14 PM EST
So in on this one
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:27:16 PM EST
Seems to be showing a source for the Nile so I would think post 1860's.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:27:48 PM EST
Definitely a treasure map. Get a plane ticket ASAP.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:27:52 PM EST
Is there an X with a dotted line leading to it?
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:27:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2016 1:30:17 PM EST by Jman78]
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Originally Posted By TX_M1:


Arks, like Ark of the covenant?

I will give you $5 for it.
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Sell it to him. For 5 bucks you are coming out well a head....



Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:28:04 PM EST
Is there treasure marked anywhere?
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:28:17 PM EST
Neat
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:29:31 PM EST
I am a map expert.


That map dates from the era of Vasco De Gama.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:29:35 PM EST
Neat
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:29:54 PM EST
a repo likely from the late 80's when return to Africa was hot.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:30:08 PM EST
This thread is going the way of Goonies.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:30:15 PM EST
Look for booby trap !!
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:30:49 PM EST
Cool as fuck. UV protect it and leave it in the frame.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:30:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2016 1:32:40 PM EST by fike]
Originally Posted By DudeRN:
looks like a map made by John Speed in 1626. The question would be whether it is an original or reproduction.

Arader Galleries John Speed map 1626
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The original(s) were hand colored. Should be some remnants if original.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:31:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Look for booby trap !!
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Don't you mean booty traps ?
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:31:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DudeRN:
looks like a map made by John Speed in 1626. The question would be whether it is an original or reproduction.

Arader Galleries John Speed map 1626
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Nice find that does appear to be it.

I'm embarrassed to say I didn't notice this small box on the map before.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:31:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:32:29 PM EST
Dang those pics are huge cant even see half of them on my laptop.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:33:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:34:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AeroE:
Try finding places such as nations, towns, lakes, and other features that are easy to identify with names that have changed, then track back to learn the date when it changed.
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“You most likely know it as Myanmar, but it will always be Burma to me.”


Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:34:34 PM EST
That map dates back to the time the natives there were living in grass huts and had little of anything.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:34:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Demosthenes99:

Is there treasure marked anywhere?
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Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:35:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DudeRN:
looks like a map made by John Speed in 1626. The question would be whether it is an original or reproduction.

Arader Galleries John Speed map 1626
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I would contact someone at that website or this oneand ask them about it.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:35:33 PM EST
it is hard to tell from the picture, is it in color? if it is, it could be an original. otherwise a repro. I found a couple of nice originals for sale for around $3000

Ruderman antique maps

Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:35:54 PM EST
Holy cool
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:36:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Geiseric:
That map dates back to the time the natives there were living in grass huts and had little of anything.
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Soooooooooooo,yesterday??




Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:36:11 PM EST
Pics of the frame.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:37:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By carguym14:





Soooooooooooo,yesterday??
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I set that one up. Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:37:30 PM EST
Very cool!
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 1:37:56 PM EST
OP,

Reach out to a University with a History Department in your area, they should be able to assist you in getting it authenticated or refer you to someone who can authenticate it.
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