Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It

Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It

Maps may seem obsolete in today’s world with smartphones and GPS devices, but centuries ago, they were the only tool travelers had to navigate the world.

A man in Aberdeen, Scotland, was working on some home renovations when he discovered something unusual stuffed in the chimney. At first glance, the mysterious bundle appeared to be a series of rags used to stop draughts, but upon further examination, the man discovered it was something much more valuable. These “rags” were actually a map dating back to the 17th century. Realizing he had something significant on his hands, he set out to gift the tattered remains to the National Library.

Curators at the National Library had never seen something in such a sad condition, but that didn’t stop them from trying to restore it.

Along the way, they discovered that the map was created by renowned engraver Gerard Valck.

There are only two known copies of this map in existence, making this discovery even more exciting.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chimney-map/

Unravelling the Chimney Map

The continuing story of a huge 17th century map found stuffed up a chimney is told by a conservator, a map curator, a historian and an explorer.As the map is painstakingly conserved at the National Library of Scotland, it unfolds stories of exploration, battles, slavery, kingship and knowledge. #chimneymap
See the conservation process here:https://youtu.be/g6Bn3xBGfWY
www.trinamckendrick.com
Find out where it was found here: https://youtu.be/Tc0WhNWeWNw

Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It
Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It
Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It
Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It
Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It

Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It

Man Makes Mysterious Find When Cleaning An Old Chimney And You Have To See It

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