Category Archives: Nautical Art

Tile Artwork Tells Sea Stories of Pacific War Dead

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What really caught my attention were the small nautical pictures along the borders of the maps. To those who enjoy a good sea story, the colorful bits along the margin are sometimes the best part of the tale. Continue reading

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Vatican Museum’s Gallery of Maps Includes Fine Nautical Artwork

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Wondering about the adventures of Italian sailors in the 1500s — storms, wooden ships and sea creatures — the imagination runs wild.
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