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THIS SELECTION IS FOR STUDENT BROWSING
THE BRITISH ISLES
ATLAS TITLE PAGES
MAPS IN BOOKS
ANTHROPOMORPHIC from a book of Geographical Fun, Humourous Outlines of Various Countries, Hodder & Stoughton 1869; lithographs published by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son after drawings by a young girl with copy by ALEPH (?)
den Keevere's Leo Belgicus, the seventeen provinces of the United Netherlands
Read these three examples of the mapping of deltas (vertically)
- analyse how accretions of knowledge gradually change the way a coastline
is mapped. From A.E.Nordenskiold, Periplus: An Essay on the Early History
of Charts and Sailing Directions, 1897, and printed in The Map Collector
SERIF The great American cartographer Richard Edes Harrison encourages
the use of serif letters in maps to avoid confusion.
MAPPING from Mechanix Illustrated June 1946
THE GLOBES A worker applies the adhesive shaped panels to the
FORMATS OF MAPS Early view of Rome from Gelenius' Description of the Roman Empire under Honorius and Arcadius .Here the oblique angle with representational intent. Together with a three bay arcade with figures and landscape beyond. Published in Basle in 1552.
From an edition of Ptolemy (from 1545) - an early example of a themes map, where the information makes clear visual differentiation between two religious affiliations - Catholic and Hussite.
THE GRAND JUNCTION CANAL - two halves c1820
MAPS IN ADVERTISEMENTS
OF THE COMPASS
Shuttle Train, Story by Muriel Fuller and Pictures by Dorathea Dana, David
McKay Company, Washington Square, Philadelphia, 1946. The story began
as The Lost Shuttle Train in 1941. Each page measures 17 x 24cms.
at the end of the 15th century, original title unknown.
SUBJECTIVE MAP The Surrealist apportioning the world's land mass.
CONVENTIONS The map and the elevation on the same sheet.
(the Abbot of Seitenstetten, Novus Typis transacta Navigatio Novi Orbis
Iniae Occidentalis ... Linz 1621. The engraving, by Wolfgang Kilian, shows
St.Brandan celebrating Mass on a Whale's back. The scale is made even
more absurd by the intervention of the conventions of traditional cartography.