Egypt, The Nile, and The Great Pyramids (Fra Mauro) - Detail from Map of the World, ~1450
Set afloat in a sea of empty paper, this map of Yamashiro Province, including the city of Kyoto, has a subtlety that belies a profound depth. Rankin explains, “Part of the enjoyment of the map is the skill and clarity with which it was drawn. It allows viewers to decipher its meaning without knowing Japanese; you can begin to decode the map using only the design language.”
Map of Yamashiro Province, Author Unknown (19th Century) #cartography
Aerial photos of abstract landscapes transformed into carpets
Aerial photos of abstract landscapes transformed into carpets » Lost At E Minor: For creative people
Engravings have a special place in my heart. This was done by artist Anthony Roberto. Here's a definition en.wikipedia.org/...
North Pole mercator - 1606
"All Streets" consists of 240 million individual road segments. No other features — no outlines, cities, or types of terrain — are marked, yet canyons and mountains emerge as the roads course around them, and sparser webs of road mark less populated areas.
his 1859 map of the #SanFrancisco bay was published by the US Coast Guard to help mariners avoid disaster while they navigated rocks, fog, and sandbars around the Golden Gate. This section just shows the city and surrounding water - via The Exploratorium