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Map Lover’s Delight

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Charts and maps are one of sailing’s great legacies, as most exploring expeditions brought back charts of previously unknown waters as part of the trip’s bounty. Now, Latitude Kinsale of Ireland makes handmade, custom, three-dimensional to-scale maps, allowing sailors of a different era to share in this same tradition. Below-water topography is clearly discernable, and frame-lighting options make these one-of-a-kind maps unique. Latitude Kinsale will work with clients to research old charts and specific areas to create a truly custom piece. Light charts, which replicate the actual flashing patterns of real lighthouses, are also available. From $680. Latitude Kinsale, 011-353-21-4772784, www.latitudekinsale.com

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