Tag Archives: Cartography

Here Be Monsters

The Carta Marina (Latin for map of the sea) is the earliest known map of the Nordic countries with details and place names. The map was created over a 12 year period by the Swedish cartographer Olaus Magnus (1490–1557) and the first … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Cartographer

Here at Travel Between The Pages world headquarters we’re always up for a clever city map generator. So, here’s the Pretty Mapp App  which is a fun way to create colorful local maps of your home town or anyplace that … Continue reading

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The World In Your Hand

Regular readers of Travel Between The Pages are well aware of my fascination with maps and globes. Digital cartography is wonderful, but there is nothing like an old fashioned physical map or globe. I have long been intrigued by pocket … Continue reading

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Maps Make The World

Have you ever wondered how cartographers created accurate maps of the world long before the development of aircraft or satellites ? The very informative short video below cleverly summarizes the history and development of maps throughout the ages. NB: If … Continue reading

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‘Theatrum orbis terrarum’

I have been fascinated by globes and atlases all of my life. When I was in 1st grade, I convinced my Mother to buy me a small spinning globe for my bedside table. When I was at university, I came … Continue reading

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Historic Borders

With the tragic news unfolding daily in Europe, it’s an appropriate time to take stock of how we got here. I’ve always found that maps can be an excellent way to help visualize geo-political conflicts. I recently discovered this simple, … Continue reading

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No Direction Home

Amsterdam-based Austrian graphic designer Philipp Doringer’s obsession with Bob Dylan has resulted in the “Atlas Of No Direction Home”, a cartographic gazetteer of all the locations relevant to Bob Dylan’s career. The book contains all the locations relevant to Bob … Continue reading

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Maps explain everything (almost)

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages are well aware that I am an insufferable map nerd. When I travel, I still insist on carrying multiple paper maps along with the usual digital map apps and downloaded maps to my travel destinations … Continue reading

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A Very Special Atlas

The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind was published in 1837 for children at the New England Institute for the Education of the Blind in Boston. The entire volume was printed without ink, the text … Continue reading

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We Are Here

In case it may have slipped your notice, I have a bit of a thing for New Zealand, or Aotearoa as the Māori  people call it. I recently stumbled upon We Are Here which is an atlas of Aotearoa – … Continue reading

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