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Map Painter Fernando Vicente Explores The Art In Cartography

While completely useless to a lost global traveler, Fernando Vicente’s map paintings offer a spectacular visual relief. A Madrid-based painter and illustrator, Vicente uses delicate vintage maps as canvases in his “Atlas Series.”  The artist illustrates human faces, animals, and ...
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Two Superb, Hand-Drawn Maps of London

When I visited Rome last summer I picked up a free, hand-drawn map of the city. To be honest I wasn’t expecting much, but when I started navigating using the small map, I was astounded at the detail it contained ...
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On the Map: Synchronizing Faces with Cartography

Ed Fairburn takes connect the dots to a whole new level with maps and a writing utensil. The artist uses a pen or pencil, connecting streets, rivers, and highways with cross hash marks and shading, to reveal faces within the ...
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500 Year Old Map of America Found Hidden in Book

Just in time for Independence Day, one of the first European maps to recognize the continental mass known today as North and South America was discovered tucked between the pages of an old geometry book in the Munich University Library. ...
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Mapping The San Francisco of Yesteryear

Built with almost no regard for the hills that dominate its landscape, San Francisco’s grid like street layout and near vertical roads are unique in the world of cities. The “City by the Bay” really started growing after the California ...