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Selections from a captivating history of timelines—from time circles to time dragons, to a history of the world drawn on a single piece of paper.

All images are from Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline, by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton.

Published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded The Morning News. He is the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His Kindle e-book for The Morning News Editions, about visiting different American towns called Paris, was selected as a notable essay for Best American Essays 2013. More information can be found at his website. More by Rosecrans Baldwin