Wallis’s New Game of Wanderers in the Wilderness c. 1844 Edward Wallis
Hand-coloured engraving on paper, mounted on linen, 68 x 50 cm / 263/4 x 193/4 in., collection Daniel Crouch Rare Books, London
Willamette River, Oregon, 2013, Daniel Coe
Printed on paper, 43 x 96.5 cm / 17 x 38 in., private collection
Serio-Comic War Map for the Year 1877, 1877, Frederick W. Rose
Printed paper, 45 x 61 cm / 17 3/4 x 24 in., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
World Map, 1689, Gerard van Schagen
Hand-coloured engraving, 48.3 × 56 cm / 19 × 22 in., Amsterdam University Library, Amsterdam
Map: Exploring the World (Phaidon)
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Consider the notion of maps as magnifying glasses, held up to examine certain places, cultures, or moments in time. In Map: Exploring the World, Phaidon editor Victoria Clarke has compiled fascinating forms of this function: communicative maps made of clay and bark; maps of the brain, flight paths, and the different lava flows of 27 Mount Vesuvius eruptions. Among the 300 maps spanning more than 3,000 years, here’s what you won’t find: directions (US$59). —Gabrielle Lipton
This article originally appeared in the February/March print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Off the Carte”).
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