### 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.

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

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