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I have been interested in cartography since boyhood. I expect that many other stamp collectors share my passion.

So, let's post images of our stamps depicting maps of various parts of the world here. But please, NO GLOBES! :roll:

I'll post images of several of my maps on stamps to get the topic started.

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Map of Mexico, designed by F. Fernandez, definitive stamp engraved and printed by the Government Printing Office, and issued by Mexico in November 1915, Scott No. 512, SG No. 299.


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Airplane and map of route of an official 1954 Portugal presidential overseas tour by Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes da Silva de Tovero (1894-1964), printed by typography and lithogravure, and issued for use in the Portuguese colony of São Tomé e Príncipe (Saint Thomas and Prince Islands) in June, 1954, Scott No. 367, SG No. 438. The areas highlighted in red denote Portuguese colonies (some of which are now independent nations).

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Topographical map of Tortola, engraved and printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd,. and issued for use in the British Virgin Islands on November 1, 1956, Scott No. 115, SG No. 149.

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Helsinki's city seal and Forsell's Map of Old Helsinki (1660), designed by Signe "Ham" Hammarsten-Jansson, engraved by Birger Ekholm, and issued by Finland on June 11, 1950 to mark the 400th anniversary of the city's founding, Scott No. 297, Facit No. 392.

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Leif Ericsson's ship and the route of his voyage to America, engraved and printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd, and issued by Iceland on April 30, 1939 to celebrate the Icelandic participation in the New York World's Fair, Scott No. 214, Facit No. 253.

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Map of an Allied military supply route from Miami, Florida through Brazil to Cairo, Egypt during World War II, engraved, and issued by Brazil on May 8, 1945 in celebration of UN cooperation on Victory in Europe (V-E) Day, Scott No. 632.

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Map of the (still) disputed areas of Jammu & Kashmir, engraved, and issued by Pakistan on March 23, 1960 (pre-Bangladesh), Scott No. 111, SG No. 111.

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Good, detailed maps of the territories of the former Indian States (like Jammu & Kashmir and Junagadh on that Pakistani stamp :D ) aren't easy to locate, and this one of Jaipur State

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Two very small map stamps..From India and Eireland :

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Some nice map stamps from USA, Canada, Greece and Belize. My poor images do not do them justice...

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Thanks to all of the contributors so far. We're off to a great start!

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Topographical map of Iceland and the continental shelf, printed by lithogravure, and issued by Iceland on September 27, 1972, Scott No. 446, Facit No. 505.

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Ah, some nice stamps shown. I like cartography aswell.

Estonia 1923 100mk. High nomination, was used mostly on heavy shippments, money orders.

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Estonia 1991 2.50 roubles. Inflation period.

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Location of Gold Coast (now Ghana), engraved and printed by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co., and issued for use in the British colony of Gold Coast on April 1, 1953, Scott No. 148, SG No. 153.

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World map, Mercator projection, showing French overseas possessions, semi-postal stamp designed and engraved by Jules Piel, and issued by France on April 15, 1940, Scott No. B96, Y&T No. 453.

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Well, someboy has to, so it might as well be me.

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Here's a few I pulled out for the occasion...

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I have quite a few - some detailed and some not. Here is the first.

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Excellent examples all. Keep 'em coming!

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Map of Bermuda showing the nine parishes, engraved and printed by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co., and issued for use in Bermuda on November 9, 1953, Scott No. 148, SG No. 140. Note that this stamp is an example of the Die I ("Sandy's" with an apostrophe) spelling error version.

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New stamps with old maps - a set of 4 postage stamps issued by Denmark on 15 July 2009.

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One more for now - a map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) SG519 featuring rivers.

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Map of Newfoundland and Labrador, engraved and printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co., and issued by Newfoundland on September 26, 1929, Scott No. 163, SG No. 180.

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Here is one on a British Guiana KGVI stamp:

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And a bit of a stretch on this Sierra Leone one:

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Cool thread! I look forward to watching it develop! 8)

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A partial map of Southern Africa showing route of Mafeking to Bulawayo Runner Post

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I couldn't resist adding this MAP of stamps

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There is no shortage of stamps showing the outline of the Antarctic continent. Here are some from the Australian Antarctic Territory:

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Topographical map showing the route of the Asian Highway, and the United Nations emblem, printed by lithogravure, and issued by Ceylon on May 2, 1972 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), Scott No. 469, and postmarked at Kalagedihena. Note: This was the last stamp issued by Ceylon, which changed its name to the Republic of Sri Lanka on May 22, 1972.

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Peru issued two postage stamps on 9 December 2004 to mark the 180th Anniversary of the Battles of Junin and Ayacucho:

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The first stamps were issued by Cocos (Keeling) Islands on 11 June 1963 and the definitive set of six postage stamps included SG3:

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Map of the Fiji islands, designed by A. V. Guy, engraved (Die II, with 180° in bottom right) and printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd., and issued for use in Fiji on April 5, 1938, Scott No. 180, SG No. 254.

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A longer term perspective on how maps change over time.
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Christmas Island is another issuing authority with numerous postage stamps showing an outline of the country. Here are three examples:

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The first known map of the entire Baltic Sea is the nautical chart which Swedish hydrographer Johann Månsson made around 1644. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Månsson's chart, designed by Swedish artist Harald Sallberg (1895-1963), engraved by Sven Ewert, and issued by Sweden on April 15, 1944 to commemorated the 300th anniversary of the chart, Scott No. 348, Facit No. 351.

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Sabah map - 1964 overprint of North Borneo - SG412

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On 3 March 2006 Peru issued a postage stamp with a map of transcontinental routes:

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Map of the West Indies, engraved and printed by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co., and issued for use in Trinidad & Tobago on April 22, 1958 to publicize the inauguration of the West Indies Federation, Scott No. 86, SG No. 281. Historical note: This federation was a short-lived political union of British colonies that existed from January 3, 1958 to May 31, 1962. The federation's erstwhile members are named and indicated by solid colors on the map.

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In 1985 Jamaica marked the Pan American Scout Jamboree - SG 632
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Estonia issued a postage stamp on 2 June 2011 featuring Vergi Lighthouse and showing its location.

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Singapore has issued a number of stamps featuring the Asean Submarine Cable Network.

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Estonia 1923/1924:

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I´m interested about Estonian air mail stamp 1920 and even more about overprints on this stamp from 1923. Offers & pictures always welcome!

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Map of Montserrat, engraved and printed by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. (Type II "Colony"), and issued for use in Montserrat on September 1, 1958, Scott No. 147, SG No. 139a.

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Norfolk Island 1994 SG 564

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On 6 May 2001 Finland issued two stamps showing the Struve Geodetic Arc:

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Another two postage stamps showing the Struve Geodetic Arc. This time from Estonia on 6 May 2011. There was also a minisheet.

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