40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World
If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and …
Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the fortress of Alanya (ʿAlāʾiye, Alaiye) (Turkey) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol. 329a
Originally composed in 932 AH / 1525 CE and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I ("The Magnificent"), this great work by Piri Reis (d. 962 AH / 1555 CE) on navigation was later revised and expanded. The present manuscript, made mostly in the late 11th AH / 17th CE century, is based on the later expanded version with some 240 exquisitely executed maps and portolan charts. They include a world map (fol.41a) with the outline of the Americas, as well as coastlines (bays, capes, peninsulas), islands…
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shanai-matteson: “ This map is one of the most beautiful depictions of the Mississippi River that I’ve ever seen. Each color marks a different course that the river has taken throughout its history....
Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn
Using a wide variety of canvases including railroad blueprints, star charts, geological and street maps, Welsh artist Ed Fairburn (previously here and here) uses additive and subtractive techniques to create portraits that seem pefectly integrated with the topography of streets, mountains and rivers
Juan de la Cosa (c.1460-1509) was a Spanish cartographer, conquistador and explorer. He made the earliest extant European world map to incorporate the territories of the Americas that were discovered in the 15th century, sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first three voyages, and was the owner/captain of the Santa María.
Astrogeology Science Center - Maps
The Astrogeology Science Center's mission includes producing planetary maps and cartographic products which reveal topography, geology, topology, image mosaics and more, all made available to the international scientific community and the general public as a national resource. A selection of our more prominant products are listed here. To search for more maps visit: Astropedia
'Map' Is An Exquisite Record Of The Miles — And The Millennia
Map: Exploring the World is a new collection of maps, selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics and collectors, spanning everything from the Aztecs to modern digital imaging.
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
The First Art Newspaper on the Net, art daily,art news,artdaily, daily art, art, art newspaper, Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography, Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs, Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 360 Images, 3D Images, Last Week,LACMA features 44 photographs made by New York-based artist Vera Lutter, kamel mennour exhibits Dan Flavin's untitled monument for V. Tatlin, 1969, The…
Why are the Santa Ana winds so hot and dry?
It’s been dry and windy because of those mysterious warm winds from the east. The famous Santa Anas are back. “The Santa Anas are really a rather defining phenomenon in…