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meanassmoses:

The Lunar and Planetary Institute at the Universities Space Research Association hosts an archive of radar altimetry plots of Venus, made over the 80s and 90s. Geologic/geomorphic maps are always fun crazy patchworks, and the survey of that sulfurous hellscape is no exception.`

caffeinatedbydesign:

Artist Nikki Rosato creates these incredibly delicate busts using the mesh from cut-out street maps. Via http://www.thisiscolossal.com.

wrenwas:

An atlas of the United States, developed by Samuel Howe, who also founded the first school for the blind in the US (The Perkins School for the Blind). The font used for the raised line letters is of his design. The atlas, dated 1837, was produced only a decade after Louis Braille invented the Braille code; Braille would not be used in the US for many years to come.

http://www.davidrumsey.com/blog/2012/5/21/atlas-for-the-blind-1837

bashman:

Pencil and Ink on maps by Ed Fairburn

funny capture from Pennsylvania via google earth

funny capture from Pennsylvania via google earth

geo-things:

Map of Disney movies by geographical location.

geo-things:

Map of Disney movies by geographical location.

mapmonger:

National Library of Sweden. Itinerary Book Kept During the Journey to East India, from October 18, 1746 to June 20, 1749.
“From 1746 to 1749, the Swedish rigged brig Götha Lejon sailed on a mercantile mission to Canton. Several accounts of what transpired have survived. This handwritten journal, compiled by Carl Johan Gethe, recounts the long journey to and from Canton and relates Gethe’s impressions of Cadiz, Canton, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Java. The journal includes astute observations of daily life, descriptions of local customs and the great variety of forms of the Chinese language, and reflections on the journey itself, as well as an enthralling account of the flora and fauna encountered on the voyage. The captain of the Götha Lejon was Bengt Askbom.”

mapmonger:

National Library of Sweden. Itinerary Book Kept During the Journey to East India, from October 18, 1746 to June 20, 1749.

“From 1746 to 1749, the Swedish rigged brig Götha Lejon sailed on a mercantile mission to Canton. Several accounts of what transpired have survived. This handwritten journal, compiled by Carl Johan Gethe, recounts the long journey to and from Canton and relates Gethe’s impressions of Cadiz, Canton, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Java. The journal includes astute observations of daily life, descriptions of local customs and the great variety of forms of the Chinese language, and reflections on the journey itself, as well as an enthralling account of the flora and fauna encountered on the voyage. The captain of the Götha Lejon was Bengt Askbom.”

fidenciomartinez:

Slowly I move away from my comfort zone.

to date, the largest canvas i have made. 4ftx7ft.  

thelandofmaps:

[OC] Watershed Analysis, Harare, Zimbabwe [990x705]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

[OC] Watershed Analysis, Harare, Zimbabwe [990x705]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

The Ottoman Empire, 1798-1923 [1590x1773]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

The Ottoman Empire, 1798-1923 [1590x1773]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

muycuqui:

Awesome!
These lovely dresses are made with old city maps by Origami technique. You can see more details here.

jeffunscripted:

If Bushwick Brooklyn were a Super Mario Bros game, this would be it.

Art by Ken