When travel became fabulous It all started in Europe, of course, with the spread of mass-produced maps, books, and images. Budget Travel Friday, Aug 31, 2007, 10:14 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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When travel became fabulous

Take a look at how travel journalism began in Europe: It started with the spread of mass-produced maps, books, and images like the ones here in our online slide show.

The first European mass-printed travel map, the first secular illustrations of the New World, and other images shown in this slide show are from a collection of 60 original works on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through mid-September, titled "Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450-1700."

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