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We love all kinds of maps...whether or not they are on plates.

Daniel Burnham, The Plan of Chicago, 1909

Anthology Magazine | Imagery | Maps of the Moon

1-SCALE 1:10.000/1.000 ********************* [The six 1-square mile samples of urban patterns (above) and their primal graphs (below): 1. Ahmedabad; 2. Barcelona; 3. San Francisco; 4. Venezia; 5. Wien; 6. Walnut Creek. Cities are so diverse that, at a first sight, it seems hard to imagine that they share any common, though hidden, pattern, which is what they actually do.]

Camillo Sitte, Study of Medieval Plazas

Venice Map | James Gulliver Hancock

<> Topographic Map of San Francisco

city map of Beijing, published in Beijing in 1937. The map shows a detailed street map of the Chinese Capital, including the city walls, which were torn down in the 1950s. The map was printed during the period of the Chinese Republic, with the left hand column noting that it was published in the 26th year of the Republic of China (26 after the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911).

Seattle, Washington 1917

Havana Cuba 1882

"The most alluring part of a map is that which is unmappable." Found via Paris Review.

Map of the City of Ferrara with the Six Rivers Flowing into the Gulf of Venice by Public Domain Review, via Flickr

Persepolis, Iran 1976

Pamela Allen - MY TOWN ON THE RIVER, 2012, 48"X60" Shown at QUILT NATIONAL 2013