An 18th-century map of the world drawn up by a German Jesuit priest and published by the Jesuit order in 1775.
Source: The Lad bible title ‘The Lad’ and ‘The Gospel’ map of America by William Lane Craig article One of the most important maps in the book, “The Lad” and “The Gospel” map of our continent drawn up in 1776 and published in 1779 by William L. Lane Craig.
The maps show the world in 1780s America, a period that is often referred to as the golden age of the Americas.
But what was the “golden age” in the Americas?
“The world in which we live today was a period of great religious and spiritual change,” says the book’s author, William Lane, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
“The United States, for a long time, had a very narrow vision of the whole of the globe.
We did not see the world.
We saw our neighbors.”
The map also shows what would later become the Americas in its entirety.
“In 1779, we found out that in the North, there was a massive explosion of European settlers,” Lane says.
“What’s amazing about this map is that it shows us what Europe looked like in 1750.
The idea of the Atlantic seaboard, for example, had been formed at the end of the 18th century.
We can now see the land of the New World.”
The 18th and 19th centuries “gold age” of the continent would come to an end with the First World War.
Lane says that while it’s important to understand the “big picture” of America, we should also remember that “America is a small piece of the vastness of the cosmos.”
And the map is a reminder of the importance of seeing the whole picture, which Lane says is “a way of living and experiencing the universe.”
The Lad map of Africa and Europe is among the most valuable of its kind.
It is considered the best map ever made of the entire continent, with an estimated value of more than $10 million.
“This is a very significant map,” Lane said.
“It’s a beautiful, detailed, beautiful map of what the continent was like at the time of the first Europeans coming here.
It’s a remarkable map of human geography.
And it was very popular.”
“The gold age of America” The map is on display at the Library of Congress until December.
Lane will have a new copy on display when the Librarian of Congress makes its annual selection of top 10 works of art.
“When the Librarians are making their selection, they look at these two maps,” Lane explains.
“I was hoping that one of the two would be nominated for the Lululemon bag of the century, and the other would be on the shortlist for the American National Portrait Gallery.
So I went back to see what the librarians had picked up on.”
He says the Lulu bag of works of the 20th century will likely be the best-known map.
“That map was a landmark map for the United States,” Lane added.
“But I think it will be remembered more for its beauty than its value.
I think that the world is more interesting when you can look at a map that’s been designed for a particular purpose.”