Tag Archives: Cartography

Maps Telling Stories

I have always believed that every map tells a story. When it come to exploring a geographic narrative, there are no better vehicles than 20th century illustrated maps. In the second of our series of guest posts from Dutch author … Continue reading

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Along Straight Lines

Those of you who are regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages are well aware of my fascination with railway travel and with maps. While I am a mere dilettante, I recently had the good fortune to connect with someone … Continue reading

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Middle Earth Parks

Dan Bell is a very talented amateur cartographer who loves J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic Middle Earth maps and national parks too. He has combined his interests in a wonderful series of Tolkien-style maps of parks in the U.K. and the U.S.. … Continue reading

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Literary Illustration

There is a long history of utilizing maps as a mode of literary illustration. The current exhibition Landmarks: Maps As Literary Illustration at Harvard’s Houghton Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts brings together a wonderful collection of more than sixty literary maps of places … Continue reading

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Road Scholars

Caught Mapping (see below) will likely only be of interest to cartography geeks and serious roadtrippers, but take a gander anyway.

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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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