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From: "juanita" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] "OLD" map(s) wanted
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 13:17:07 -0600
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Anything here?


> Hey everyone.
> Sorry, but I don't know where else to ask. I'm hoping someone on the
> list may have run across one of these and can forward it to me:
> I've been hunting high and low for a particular type of old map of
> Europe (showing features of Germany and England, etc) and perhaps one
> of the Americas as well. The type I am hunting for is the old BROWN
> COLORED style, where everything is rather primitively drawn, such as
> it would have been, say, in the 1500's-1600's. Some of these have
> little drawings of ships, notes like "here be dragons", or whatever. I
> would however settle for one from the 1800's if it was brown and had
> authentic "character". I just don't want one that looks modern.
> The reason I am hunting for one is that the upholstered storage bench
> where I keep my genealogy needs some character, and this would be the
> perfect thing to decoupage onto the front, since my family was
> originally brought to America by our great-great uncle who was a
> Danish-German ship captain in the 1800's and sailed all over the
> world. I suppose copies of ancestral photos would work too, but I have
> my heart set on the old map!
> Thanks,
> L

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