How a karma-seeking Redditor uncovered one of the world’s rarest atlases - The Washington Post
Ah, j’avais raté cette belle histoire...
A reference librarian at the National Library of Norway came across an old Ottoman atlas in the collections there that seemed perfect for a Reddit board devoted to the appreciation of maps. Weeks later, he figured out that the map in question was a previously-unknown copy of one of the rarest atlases in the world: the Cedid Atlas.
The librarian, Anders Kvernberg, otherwise known as Reddit user PisseGuri82, posted an image from the atlas to r/mapporn a couple of weeks ago. He simply identified the map — which he pieced together from scans of different pages from the atlas — as an Ottoman world map from 1803.
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