Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Map They Could All Understand

He had brought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.

~Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark

Back in November 2008, we took a look at globes and I said we'd look at maps some other week. This is some other week!

Tourne Tourne Petit Moulin
By Elisabeth Lecourt

By Elizabeth Daggar
Liz provides info about each country, such as this page about Januarria.

Eva Just Had to Move she grew herself a head and some feet, and went looking for a healthier forest.
By Cori Dantini

Leo Belgicus, map of the Low Countries (1611)
By Jodocus Hondius (1563–1612)

Chasing the Dragon
By Matthew Cusick

The earth as a jester

All the Tea in China
By Susan Stockwell, made with tea bags and cotton thread
Copyright 2010 Susan Stockwell. Any use is prohibited without the written permission of Susan Stockwell.

Many links this week:
~ Library of Congress Map Collection
~ The Voyage of the Pequod (Moby Dick)
~ Upside Down World Map
~ Handmade Map Rose
~ Strange Maps blog
~ The Map As Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (book)
~ Bird Notecards (painted on maps)
~ World Beat Music Map
~ Mind Map Art (by Astrid Morganne)

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