Amusing, explanatory, vibrant—pictorial maps have actually been utilized and appreciated given that the very first middle ages cartographer put pen to paper illustrating trees and mountains throughout nations, individuals and items around margins, and sea beasts in oceans. More existing generations of pictorial map artists have actually continued that standard mix of reality and whimsy, integrating cartographic components with images and text and including detaining and vibrant styles, pleasant and brilliant colors, and vibrant information. In the United States, the art kind thrived from the 1920s through the 1970s, when thousands of initial maps were mass-produced for usage as ornamental items and ads—the golden era of American pictorial maps.
Picturing America, (PDF) is the very first ebook to display this popular and vibrant category of maps. Geographer Stephen J. Hornsby gathers together 158 wonderful pictorial gems, the majority of drawn from the substantial collections of the Library of Congress. In his useful intro, Hornsby summaries the advancement of the cartographic kind acknowledges a number of agent artists, specifies the procedure of producing a pictorial map, and thinks about the value of the kind in the history of Western cartography. Organized into 6 thematic areas, Picturing America consists of a huge swath of the pictorial map custom throughout its golden era, varying from “Maps to Amuse” to “Maps for War.” Hornsby has actually revealed the most remarkable and aesthetically striking maps the United States needs to use: Disney animation maps, kooky state tourist advertisements, college school maps, World War II marketing posters, and much more. This incredible, lovely volume’s marvelous full-color pictorial maps will be appealing to any map enthusiast or armchair tourist.
“Weird, delightful, informative….Picturing America collects uncommon images from the short-lived golden age of pictorial mapping.” — Mental Floss
“Though [pictorial maps] were hugely noticeable in American culture of the time, their importance has been largely ignored. However, a new ebook, Picturing America, by geographer Hornsby, examines how these illustrated maps once captured the image of America.” — CNN Style
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