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Wonderful World of Maps - "Knowing Where To Draw The Line"

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    Mayberry trivia: One of the maps used for a while behind Andy's desk, was simply a state map of Idaho turned upside down. A 1951 map of Cincinnati Ohio, was also used for awhile. The maps changed and were turned around a lot during the years. So much for Continuity...

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    The World in your hands!

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    Wall mural of a map of Washington, D.C., originally published by Currier & Ives in 1892.


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    Mercator-Hondius 1630

    Cummings describes this early North Carolina map as "one of the most beautifully executed maps ever made of the Southeast. In detail and in general conception it surpasses all earlier maps of the region." It was first published in 1606.

    Hondius drew on various sources for his map: John White's map, which was the first to present Virginia on its own; and Le Moyne, who drew not only on the information of the French explorers, but also on the Indians which was, at times, notoriously unreliable. He also drew on Ortelius and Wytfliet.

    This cartographic compromise led to the continuation of some misconceptions: the north westerly flow of the River May and the placing of a great lake at its source was a mistake that was to last for well over one hundred years. Many European cartographers followed this map, sometimes increasing its errors without adding to its good qualities.





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    Geronimo

    "Think these pieces were made from pencil, pen or paint? Think again. Artist Matthew Cusick cuts away pieces on maps, atlases, encyclopedias and school textbooks, to create crazy collages that look like drawings or paintings. “I like to catalog, archive, and arrange information and then dismantle, manipulate, and reconfigure it,” he says".

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    That is so cool!

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    As of March, 2014


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    I used to collect the maps from National Geographic magazines. Well actually I used to collect the magazines then when I got rid of the magazines I kept the maps. Eventually got rid of them, kinda wish I had them now. Just a random thought.
    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings

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    United Shapes

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    Your Brain on Maps

    This is what your brain looks like after looking at too much cartography.



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