Favorite Cartographers: Erwin Raisz

Erwin Raisz map symbols for representing physical geography, such as vegetation and mountains Mapmaking Map design

Beautiful examples of cartographic information design are on display at Radical Cartography. Like the sample above, my favorite are the maps designed by Harold Fisk in 1944 for the Army Corps of Engineers, showing the historical traces of the Mississippi River.

Plate Sheet from the Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River, by Harold Fisk, 1944

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How to draw, shade, and colour a mountain range

This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

An 1804 copy of the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about and more magnificent maps as power, propaganda, and art from The British Library.

cartography- mapping can be a way of literally describing and charting the landcape but we can also use the style of cartography to map abstract concepts- such as our ideas and identities

cartography is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.

cartographie subjective, déformer les codes du reél, pour reveler l'immateriel

Rank Source: subjective cartography by Mira Rojanasakul, via Behance Description: Despite the absence of description, the drawing seems to represent the topographic qualities and the process happened in it. (found in 'soil and rock' category)