Tag Archives: Cartography

What’s Your Endonym

An endonym is the name of a country, region, or geographic area as it’s known by the people who live there. These names may legally designated by a government or just commonly used terms. The clever endonym map of the … Continue reading

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Underground Design

Frequent visitors to Travel Between The Pages will by now indulge my interests in maps, public transportation systems, and design. This brand new series of very cool maps from Blue Crow Media was just launched with a brilliant two-sided cartographic … Continue reading

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Really Big Books

Thanks to the British Library, bibliophiles and map geeks can now view the second largest atlas in the world online. The colossal book was a gift from Dutch merchant Johannes Klencke in 1660 to King Charles II of Great Britain. The massive … Continue reading

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Formulary for a new urbanism

Drawing on his interest in contemporary psychogeography and cartography, the British artist known as Fuller—aka Gareth Wood—spent a decade working on his London Town project. Created with black ink on cotton board, the intricately detailed illustrated map of Britain’s capital … Continue reading

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Cartographic Illusions

“Civilized Landscapes” is an amazing series of paper sculptures by Beijing-based artist/photographer/printmaker Ji Zhou. He recycles old books and maps by hand-sculpting imaginary topographic landscapes.

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Literary Atlas

New York City-based cartographer Andrew DeGraff creates extraordinarily detailed maps of literary classics. His just released book, Plotted: A Literary Atlas (Zest Books), features intricate maps that help readers better understand the complex plots of iconic books. The wonderful time-lapse … Continue reading

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Literary Cartography

The Map of Literature is featured in a terrific new book just released by Penguin. Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping Out the Modern World is the work of a precocious 17-year-old cartographic genius from Slovakia named Martin Vargic. The … Continue reading

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Mapping the Wild Things

The late American artist and illustrator David McLimans published widely in periodicals as varied as The Atlantic, Washington Post and New York Times, and was awarded a Caldecott Medal for his children’s book Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet. I especially … Continue reading

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Here Be Monsters

TeleGeography’s newly updated “Submarine Cable Map” is a wonderful tribute to the Golden Age of mapmaking incorporating historical elements of Medieval and Renaissance cartography. The fantastic map, which details 299 undersea communication cables, brings back a lost aesthetic of whimsical … Continue reading

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